Related Topics of Learning Disability 

LEARNING DISABILITY:DYSLEXIA

Reading and related language-based learning disabilities

The child should be tested for dyslexia if he or she

  • Reads slowly and painfully

  • Experiences decoding 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

  • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was.

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General Strategies

  • 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

  • Don't count spelling on history, science or other similar tests

  • 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 small units