Dyslexia

AFFECTS READING AND RELATED LANGUAGE-BASED PROCESSING SKILLS.
    • Dyslexia is characterized by deficits in accurate and fluent word recognition.
    • Individuals with dyslexia struggle with word recognition, decoding, and spelling.
    • Reading comprehension is sometimes impaired due to very poor word reading skills.
    • Individuals with dyslexia often have deficits in phonemic and phonological awareness, which refer to the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the sound structure of a spoken word, including its phonemes, syllables, onsets and rimes.
    • Individuals with dyslexia may also have impaired orthographic processing, which interferes with connecting letters and letter combinations with sounds accurately and fluently.
IDEAS FOR WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

How do you teach a child with dyslexia to read?

QUICK TIPS:

    • Make reading multisensory.
    • Tap out syllables
    • Scoop words into phrases.
    • Use a whisper phone.
    • Listen to audiobooks.

Whisper Reading

This article by Understood shows how to use the Whisper Reading technique

    • Benefits:
      • Reduces the student’s anxiety about reading aloud and helps teachers assess reading skills.
      • Can be used to practice reading fluency in a classroom setting.
      • Can be used in multiple settings, including at home.
      • There are different types of whisper phones, including homemade versions using PVC pipe.
    • The basics:
      • A “whisper phone” is one device commonly used. It helps the reader to more clearly hear words and sounds.
      • Tactile methods are used:
        • feel the throat to distinguish between two similar sounds. (For example “f” and “v”- “v” makes vibration and “f” does not.)

Kids Read 2 Kids-reading aloud

Tucked in Tuesdays by Dr. Belinda George – principal reading aloud