Forum - Hidden Dyslexia courses for Teachers

Factors that may mask dyslexia in the classroom by Moira Thomson - Saturday, 19 March 2011, 03:13 PM

 
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Re: Factors that may mask dyslexia in the classroom by Moira Thomson - Saturday, 19 March 2011, 03:13 PM
by Fiona Rosa - Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 9:20 PM
 

I agree that it would not be fair to take time away from other areas of the curriculum to concentrate on areas which need to be developed.  However, short focused sessions throughout the week(home school partnership) can be beneficial if the student 'buys' into this approach.  I have recently had success with a pupil who was struggling with spelling using 'Word Wasp' as an intervention.  The child was determined to improve his skills in this area and therefore prepared to put some effort in.  On the other hand, I have experienced a pupil who's complete frustration with spelling meant that the use of this resource was like torture to him as any mistake increased his frustration even more.  Probably a lot depends on the child.