What Teachers/Tutors Need to Know
The ideal window of opportunity is during kindergarten and first grade, but it is never too late to take that first step.
Implementing an intensive early intervention program that utilizes individual instruction can curb and/or reverse reading setbacks.
Following are some tips to ease the process of reading rehabilitation:
- Layout and instructions on papers should be simple and straightforward
- Use illustrations to aid in processing unfamiliar words
- Teach sound/symbol relationships for letters, syllable types and spelling rules to help dyslexic learners understand the spelling process
- Practice reading and writing as much as possible, as the connection between the two and the connection from written words to speech may be a bigger gap to bridge for dyslexic learners
Of course, support and reassurance are critical for overcoming both emotional and academic difficulties. See the resources page for educational supplements.