Accomodating children with dyslexia

She was very concerned because Gen was not participating in any activities in the classroom.

She said she wouldn’t draw, sing, dance, do art projects, join into discussions or practice the alphabet and numbers. The teacher thought she was very shut down and maybe had emotional problems.

We list here several suggestions you might find beneficial: When my dyslexic daughter Genevieve was four years old she started attending pre-school.

After about a week I received a call from her teacher.

There are many accommodations and adjustments that can be used in a Dyslexic student's home and school environment that are simple and inexpensive and won't interfere with a teacher's classroom or a family setting.

* Contrary to the opinion that children should do their homework in a quiet environment, some Dyslexic students find music or TV as background noise helps them concentrate.

Permit them to do fewer assignments or allow more time to complete them all.

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There are many ways to alleviate their concerns and help create a more comfortable, stimulating and nurturing learning environment for them.

We like what Rick Lavoie, special education administrator of 30 years and inspirational speaker, has to say on this topic.

To paraphrase him, In the case of the dyslexic student in the classroom, accommodations are required in order for her to succeed.

The new regulations also address the issue of gifted LD or twice exceptional students; test accommodations should be provided so that tests accurately reflect aptitude or achievement levels. The regulations also address the problem with the College Board denying accommodations to students in graduate school and professionals and trades people for licensing exams and the GED.

The following are highlights: “Examples of covered exams include:  High school equivalency exams (such as the GED);  High school entrance exams (such as the SSAT or ISEE);  College entrance exams (such as the SAT or ACT);  Exams for admission to professional schools (such as the LSAT or MCAT);  Admissions exams for graduate schools (such as the GRE or GMAT); and  Licensing exams for trade purposes (such as cosmetology) or professional purposes (such as bar exams or medical licensing exams, including clinical assessments).