Dear Reading Fans,
Sometimes I feel being a Dyslexia Specialist is incredibly easy. At the least, it's very enjoyable for me.
Working with kids? - Completely Awesome
Kids with "learning challenges"? - I just don't see a challenge. All I see is a different way to strategize. No problem.
Listening to people read? - Love it!
Being patient? - I don't see a problem.
I am lucky, but only 100% of the time.
People with dyslexia need multisensory reading instruction.
What does this mean?
Instead of a "Charlie Brown" teacher, "Blah, Blah, Blahing..." in front of the classroom, students are encouraged, no they MUST, see, say, and feel all of the sounds. And, they use their hands, manipulatives, different writing surfaces, and writing tools to assist with their memory.
This video shows how students can start differentiating between certain sounds. Usually just 2 sounds are taught at once, but in this video, many sounds are taught, as it is a demonstation video for teachers.