Tips on teaching children with dyslexia

1. Tips on teaching dyslexic children

1. Incorporate visual elements in learning
2. Involve body movement in learning
3. Use an explicit, systematic approach to teaching reading to be sure that everything is taught that needs to be
4. Read out loud in order to utilize the auditory pathway to the brain
5. Utilize visuals in books and prompt the child to visualize in their mind as they read
6. Summarize and give the big picture first, then start with the details
7. Don’t dwell on teaching phonemic awareness because that is not how they learn best.
8. Use a multi-sensory teaching approach to reading (all at one time)

2. Products for dyslexic

Building Decoding and Word Recognition Skills

A multisensory approach to building word recognition and decoding skills can be helpful for children with dyslexia. Provide materials that allow children to see letters, hear letter sounds, and feel and build letters. Children with dyslexia also benefit from tools such as highlighter strips or pointers. These help children focus on one letter combination or a single line of text at a time.

Increasing Reading Comprehension

Comprehension can be improved for children with dyslexia when they receive information both visually and auditorily. Provide opportunities for children to listen to and follow along with audiobooks, record and listen to themselves reading, highlight important sentences in texts, and visually map out main ideas and key events from a text.

Helping Organize Ideas

While children with dyslexia may have difficulty with symbolic representations, such as letters and words, they often excel at comprehending pictorial representations. It can be beneficial to provide tools and materials that incorporate picture clues, help children graphically organize ideas in a book or help them organize their own ideas before starting a writing project. Children with dyslexia may also benefit from using 3-D objects and manipulatives while working with math concepts.

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