Accommodating Students with Dyslexia in All Classroom Settings
Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it difficult for people to read, spell, and comprehend written language. Dyslexia is most commonly found in people who are reading at or above grade level, but it can also affect people who are reading at or below grade level. In general, dyslexia is more common in boys than in girls.
While there is no cure for dyslexia, accommodations can help students with the disorder access education and achieve their goals. Accommodations can include modifying the way a student is taught, providing extra help during class, or using a different type of material.
It is important for schools to be aware of dyslexia so that accommodations can be made for all students. Schools should also consider accommodations for students with other disabilities, such as ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome.
If you are a dyslexic student or know a dyslexic student, be sure to speak with your school’s guidance counselor or special education teacher to see if accommodations are available.