Tips for Special Educators
Tips collected here provide many ideas for best practices and to support special educators with the many challenges of differentiating and managing the needs of students with disabilities.
Test taking is difficult for many students with dyslexia. They may not be able to finish in the allotted time or may know the answer but be unable to express it on paper. There are a number of ways teachers can help make students with dyslexia more successful when taking tests and exams.
Students with dyslexia often spend 2 to 3 times the amount of time on homework as those without dyslexia. Teachers can take steps to help make sure students with dyslexia are not overburdened and overwhelmed with homework assignments.
Teachers can make small but significant changes in the classroom, teaching methods and in giving tests to help students with dyslexia better learn and succeed in the classroom.
Students with dyslexia frequently have trouble making predictions while reading a story or non-fiction. Helping students make predictions increases reading comprehension and retention of details.
Word walls are a highly effective way of teaching spelling and vocabulary to. For students with dyslexia, word walls provide a accessible reference for spelling vocabulary and high frequency words and increase word recognition.
Reading comprehension is an essential skill in both learning to read and in life-long learning. Tips and suggestions for teachers to help improve reading comprehension in students with dyslexia.
Students with dyslexia may have a hard time learning new words, or recognizing words already learned in print. Teachers can help increase vocabulary skills through multisensory and other classroom techniques. Tips for teachers.
Tips for teachers for working with students with dyslexia and dysgraphia to help them develop better writing skills.