Dyslexia 101 with Dr. Lauren
Updated: Jun 7, 2022
No matter what level you are at as a teacher or whether you are a novice, Dr. Lauren has so many strategies and ideas you can use. You'll learn all about what dyslexia is and how you can support students through instructional strategies, apps, and tools. Plug your earbuds in and listen up!
What is Dyslexia?
A neurological brain-based disability or learning difference.
Some feel like their Dyslexia is a learning difference, while others feel it is a disability.
Based on how your brain is wired.
Most common learning disabilities
Ask students which they prefer to use - person first or disability first language. It is KEY to get to know your students.
Resources to help define Dyslexia
In addition, we dispel the myth that students with Dyslexia are "lazy" or not "fulfilling their potential." In reality, this is NOT the case. Students with neurodiverse brains have a variation that affects their interaction with others, attention, mood, and learning. Several disabilities are described as neurodiverse, including autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, etc.
We also spend some time sharing about Orton Gillingham as the gold standard for specific strategies and principles. You can find more about it here https://www.ortonacademy.org/resources/what-is-the-orton-gillingham-approach/.
Dr. Lauren also discusses some strategies to use with students to help them succeed in the classroom. It is essential to know that 1 in 5 students is diagnosed with Dyslexia. What works for one student with Dyslexia may not work for other students with the same diagnosis. We discuss different types of Dyslexia, including phonological, surface, and visual.
What apps and tools are available?
Apps for organization skills - Do, To Do, OneNote, Google Keep, Office Lens
Think Dyslexia Network YouTube
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