The degree of difficulty a child faces with dyslexia with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person. Majorly, it is due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the person receives. However, the brain is normal, often very “intelligent,” but with strengths in areas other than the language area.
This “difference” goes undetected until the person finds difficulty when learning to read and write. Each individual with dyslexia is unique, but the multisensory approach is flexible enough to serve a wide range of ages and learning differences. A multisensory approach can be valuable to many; to the dyslexic child, it is essential. The expertise of the teacher is the key.
So below is a list of videos all teachers having dyslexic students must watch.
1. Education and Technology: Helping students read in a new way
This video is based on Microsoft tools. Watch out how by reducing visual clutter, assisting in pronunciation and highlighting individual words, Microsoft Learning Tools empowers students of every ability to improve their reading skills.
2. Student with Dyslexia Blossoms with Assistive Technology
A student with dyslexia struggled to read and was always dependent. With help of assistive technology, he gained independence and is now thriving as a student.
3. Simplistic Dyslexic Learning
This video will help you make education simple for the differently-abled children. It’s an educational video dealing with dyslexia and tools to help with the dyslexic disorder in the classroom.
4. Spelling Technique for Dyslexic Students
So this is not a tech-oriented video but definitely a useful one. Most dyslexics have problems with reading and spelling, specifically with phonics, decoding words and remembering how to spell them. But for many, visual aids are extremely important in all aspects of learning. This technique uses visual cues within the words to help the child recognize the word and remember how to spell it.
5. Useful Technology for Dyslexics
This video is from the channel of the ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association. In this video, various technologies are discussed that can be of great help for dyslexic people. Also, the channel is predominantly focused on dyslexia so you can browse through the other content to find more such amazing videos.
What resources and technologies do you use with your dyslexic students? Share with us in the comment section below.