Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Dyslexia

An Introduction to Dyslexia and how it relates in the classroom.
by

Susana Perea

on 30 April 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Dyslexia

Y D What is Dyslexia? ... Disorder involving difficulty in learning to read words, letters and other symbols.

Dyslexia literally means 'trouble with words'. It is the term used to describe difficulties with spelling, writing and reading.
Dyslexia Australia’s definition:
A visual and experiential learning style that requires specific and alternative teaching methods
in order to avoid learning disabilities and enhance
abilities. S L E X I A Teaching to Read Strategies

Phonological Awareness is a broad term that
refers to the ability to separate spoken sentences
into words, and spoken words into syllables.

It includes identifying and working with:

* oral rhymes (mad - bad)
* syllables (carrot - clap /car/ /rot/)
* onsets and nucleus (sip - onset = /s/, nucleus = /ip/)
* individual phonemes (or sounds) (sun = /s/ /u/ /n/) What can teachers do?

Using a multi-sensory
teaching approach
means helping a child
to learn through more
than one of the senses.

The answer is to involve
the use of more of the
child’s senses, especially
the use of touch and
movement (kinetic).

This will give the child’s
brain tactile and kinetic
memories to hang on
to, as well as the visual
and auditory ones. The majority of dyslexic children
In any school have come to the conclusion that they are stupid! in any week of the year a dyslexic child experiences a huge amount of failure. He needs praise, gold stars,
credits, and certificates for things he does in school - of a non-academic nature - which are commendable: helping a new pupil to settle in, co-operating well in a games session, coming up with a
fresh creative idea for art, etc. Build up Self-Esteem http://www.dyslexia-australia.com.au/ These two don't
perform properly
for someone with
dyslexia What do these people
have in common? Myth or Fact? Dyslexia is a problem related to vision.

People with dyslexia see things as though they are mirrored.

More girls than boys are dyslexic.

Dyslexia can be outgrown.

Smart people cannot be dyslexic. 3 types of dyslexia: Trauma Dyslexia: brain trauma or injury to the area of the brain that controls reading and writing.
Primary Dyslexia: Dysfunction of the left side of the brain (cerebral cortex) and does not change with age. Passed in family lines through their genes (hereditary).
Secondary Dyslexia: Caused by hormonal development during the early stages of fetal development. What are the indicators of dyslexia? creative thinkers difficulty between
similar sounds good visual skills difficulty between
similar symbols good verbal and social skills poor:
organization skills
sense of time
sense of directions difficulty sequencing
information e.g.
alphabet Ability to see the bigger picture poor reading & handwriting fatigue Struggles with decoding &
ordering of letters Difficulty Reading, Writing, & Spelling Characteristics:
Low self-esteem
Behavioral problems
Anxiety
Delinquency
Aggression
Alienation Before School: Late Talking
Trouble Rhyming
Slow to expand vocabulary School Age: Reading Level
Listening problems (including instructions)
Problems remembering the sequence of things
Mixing up Letters
Pronouncing Unfamiliar words
Seeing words or letters in reverse
Difficulty spelling
Trouble learning a foreign language Using Multisensory Teaching Methods Learning Problems:
Sight
Hearing Visual
Auditory
Kinesthetic (Tactile)

Modalities b = d? Movement and interaction
with objects Exercise: Make a List Things that I am good at


Things that I am not so good at Dyslexia is a condition that is hard to define. This is why it is so much more important to concern yourself with how it affects you. Awareness of your unique set of symptoms will help you to identify the areas you need to attack. The most important thing is to build your understanding of your dyslexia, and how you are going to beat it. It is important to recognize that behavior difficulties in school may be a sign of dyslexia. Any sign of problems in learning to read, even very early in a child’s school career, should be taken seriously and investigated. Having a learning disability doesn’t need to be a disadvantage; it’s just a different learning style. Approach learning disabilities from their advantages instead of their disadvantages. Resilience is always going to be an important part of life and life is always going to be a challenge. Nevertheless it's the challenges that make us the people we are. Life can be harsh and people nasty but being able to take this and not let it hold you back should be a satisfying success in itself. Dyslexia is a condition that is hard to define. This is why it is so much more important to concern yourself with how it affects you. In people who suffer this illness, the most important thing is to build your understanding of your dyslexia, and how you are going to beat it. CONCLUSIONS It is important to recognize that behavior difficulties in school may be a sign of dyslexia. Any sign of problems in learning to read, even very early in a child’s school career, should be taken seriously and investigated. Having a learning disability doesn’t need to be a disadvantage; it’s just a different learning style. Approach learning disabilities from their advantages instead of their disadvantages.
Full transcript