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Presentation on definition, characteristics, and teaching tips for students with dyslexia

Sean Gaffney

on 3 June 2010

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Transcript of Dyslexia

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Qake, for insqence, qhe calls of qhe inqasqines; qheq qhey're viqal is cysqainly blain.
Now qhink apouq qhe way you woulq qhink if qhose calls wyse qhe calls in your prain. We begin our trip at a familiar place, a body like yours and mine.
It contains a hundred trillion cells that work together by design.
And within each one of these many cells, each one that has DNA,
The DNA code is exactly the same, a mass-produced resume.
So the code in each cell is identical, a remarkable but valid claim.
This means that the cells are nearly alike, but not exactly the same.
Take, for instance, the cells of the intestines; that they're vital is certainly plain.
Now think about the way you would think if those cells were the cells in your brain. DYSLEXIA Is Defined By: Helpful Teaching Tips: Has These Characteristics Shorten homework assignments
Allow extra time for testing
Read tests aloud to students
Don’t ask them to real aloud unless you know they want to
If students want to read aloud, give them a copy of the reading to practice beforehand
Allow students to do some work orally
Difficulty in:

Learning to speak

Organizing written and spoken language

Learning letters and their sounds

Memorizing number facts


A severe difficulty in learning to read, particularly as it relates to decoding letters and their sounds and spelling – i.e. difficulty in the brain’s ability to translate written language received by the eyes into meaningful language

Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and At Risk in the General Education Classroom, 5th Edition, Sharon R. Vaughn

www.PBS.org , Misunderstood Minds – Reading, 2002 WGBH

www.interdys.org, Dyslexia definition.
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