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Differentiation & Support for Students

Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia in the Classroom

  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Patricia Hodge

    What is this strategy about?
    Some tendencies of children with dyslexia can display as behaviour issues. With some basic knowledge of how to support pupils with dyslexia in the classroom, some of these misunderstandings can be avoided.

    How does dyslexia affect learning?
    Dyslexic children can sometimes have difficulty visually processing words and numbers and identifying speech sounds. This can cause problems with certain abilities such as reading and writing.

    How can you accommodate students with dyslexia?

    Ensure pupils are prepared in advance for their learning. Falling behind may cause embarrassment or knocks to their self-esteem. Supporting pupils to process information from short-term into long-term memory will not only benefit the pupils with dyslexia but the rest of the class, too.

    Click here to learn how to Support Pupils with Dyslexia in Maths and English
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Make your classroom more dyslexia-friendly
    - Make any pupils with dyslexia feel more comfortable during lessons and the school day
    - Consider any behaviour issues which could be attributed to dyslexia

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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