Regardless of the learning environment, advocacy is an essential component of educating students with learning differences. Dyslexic students and their parents often need to understand and express their unique educational requirements to ensure they get the best support. And although advocacy is important, it is not always easy! Parents of students with learning differences may feel intimidated or uncomfortable when advocating for their child, but they are setting an excellent example for all children to be vocal about what they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Read below to learn more about advocating for a dyslexic student through online and in-person learning.
The Dyslexia ResourceAdvocating for a Dyslexic Student Through Online and In-Person Learning
When a student starts to struggle in school, parents and teachers may feel pressure to quickly find a way to help turn around the child’s performance. However, specifically with struggling readers, it can feel like there is only a short window to improve their skills before they fall too far behind. No need to panic! Young learners are incredibly resilient, and some specialized tutoring may be all it takes to help a student build a strong foundation and improve their reading skills. Orton-Gillingham is a reliable approach to help dyslexic students and struggling readers in classroom settings and one-on-one tutoring environments. Read below to learn more about this approach to reading education and discover what to expect from Orton-Gillingham tutoring.
The Dyslexia ResourceWhat to Expect from Orton-Gillingham Tutoring
Distance learning has its share of challenges on its own, but educators who provide reading remediation for students online face additional obstacles. When providing remediation for any subject, teachers often rely on physical strategies to keep kids engaged. But when the opportunity for physical interaction is taken away, educators must find new methods to get students interested and provide essential remediation. Read below to learn about successful strategies used to provide reading remediation in a primarily distanced learning world.
The Dyslexia ResourceReading Remediation Strategies for Distance Learning
For better or worse, the school year is beginning online for many students across the country in response to the continued coronavirus pandemic. And while some students may be able to adjust to online learning easily, others, particularly those with learning differences, may have more trouble. Learning from home will provide unique challenges for individuals who work with individualized education plans (IEPs), but there are some steps parents, teachers, and students can take to be prepared for this new school year. The Dyslexia Resource is proud to provide guidance to parents and students with IEPs to encourage successful online learning.
The Dyslexia ResourceLearning From Home with an IEP
Parents and teachers have enough to worry about in these turbulent times. For parents of dyslexic students, it can feel like your child is losing valuable time to master reading skills, like reading comprehension. Remember, however, that children are also adjusting to these unfamiliar circumstances and may need more time to understand new subjects. Parents and teachers can help children master reading comprehension skills at home by managing their expectations and following these tips.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Support Reading Comprehension at Home
Dyslexia can indeed present learning challenges that may make it harder for dyslexic students to master reading and language skills, but many dyslexic students also have certain strengths that help them thrive in this unprecedented environment of distance learning. Teachers and parents who recognize these assets can encourage dyslexic students to translate these skills back into the classroom in the future. Read below to learn more about some of the unique strengths dyslexic students can bring to distance learning.
The Dyslexia Resource4 Unique Strengths Dyslexic Students Bring to Distance Learning
For many educators, teaching through a computer screen is not what they imagined when they entered this profession. However, the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have forced teachers across the world to implement distance learning strategies that, for many, will be in place for the remainder of the school year. Transitioning to distance learning is certainly a challenge for all educators, but teachers who work with dyslexic students may find this time especially difficult. Countless teaching strategies for dyslexia emphasize the importance of multisensory, individualized learning, which may seem impossible to implement without being in the classroom. We understand. The Dyslexia Resource is here for educators who are navigating this unfamiliar territory and trying to make distance learning work for themselves and their students.
The Dyslexia ResourceHow to Make Distance Learning Work for Teachers and Students