Learning Disabilities

Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Experiences reading errors, especially with the order of letters
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
  • Has trouble with spelling
  • May have difficulty with handwriting
  • Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
  • Has difficulty with written language
  • May experience difficulty with math computations
  • Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
  • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was

Strategies To Help You In School

  • Use spell-check
  • Get ebooks
  • Tell your teacher not to call on you to read
  • Don’t get down on yourself
  • Provide a quiet area for activities like reading, answering comprehension questions
  • Use books on tape
  • Use books with large print and big spaces between lines
  • Provide a copy of lecture notes
  • Don’t count spelling on history, science or other similar tests
  • Allow alternative forms for book reports
  • Allow the use of a laptop or other computer for in-class essays
  • Use multi-sensory teaching methods
  • Teach students to use logic rather than rote memory
  • Present material in a small unit

Better By Reading

practice doesn’t make you perfect, it makes you better

Read To A Senior

practice reading aloud to a senior in a nearby assisted living facility…they’re non-judgmental and love a young person’s companionship

Read To A Dog

practice reading aloud to a Dog at nearby animal shelter

what do we provide to the student to help them?