Reflection after listening to Neil Mackay delivering:
‘Engaging Dyslexic boys in reading and writing’.
Having listened to Neil Mackay give common sense and simple strategies to support Dyslexic pupils I thought it may be useful to share what I considered the key points.
Dyslexia touches up to 20% of the population. 6 out of 30 pupils will have be on the ‘Dyslexic spectrum’ or, have ‘Dyslexic-type’ learning needs.
- Every lesson should start with a review of the previous one.
- Only 15% of the lesson should be new, the remainder should be over-learning.
- A Dyslexic pupil may take twice as long to produce half as much as non-dyslexic peers, but alternative evidence of achievement can show evidence of impact and higher-level thinking.
- Some dyslexic pupils need more time (i.e. teacher-time) and others more help (scaffolding)!
- Instead of marking each incorrect word as an error, try highlighting the letters which are .
- Use Peer tutoring enable pupils to ‘teach others’.
- Don’t mark a spelling wrong unless you have already taught the convention/spelling rule.
- Using a Paired reading strategy may improve reading from 12 to 18 months in a year.
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