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
It’s summer and that means it’s time for family vacations, backyard barbecues, and for many students, a break from school. But even if students aren’t in the classroom, there are plenty of ways to encourage young learners to keep up their skills, especially when it comes to reading. Many students may view summer reading as a chore, but children can lose valuable language skills over the summer if they don’t practice reading over the break. For all students and especially dyslexic students, it is essential to continue reading over the summer and developing the reading skills they practice during the school year. Here are some tips that can help inspire summer reading in dyslexic students.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Inspire Summer Reading in Dyslexic Students
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