At the moment the topic of Dyslexia is huge in the minds of educators. This is because most educators have students who suffer effects of diagnosed dyslexia or are presenting signs of undiagnosed dyslexia in our classrooms today.
The number of these students are increasing and the support given to schools and educators who are working one on one with these students in general is limited. As educators all we want to do, is be able to empower our students by teaching them the skills and strategies to achieve, and watch them experience success as they face the demands of a school day.
As a language-based disorder, dyslexia is often associated with speech problems, word recognition and spelling difficulties. While dyslexia is a lifelong learning difficulty, early and effective methods can decrease its impact and help dyslexic students maintain the same learning level as their peers.
Within the classroom today technology enables educators to offer amazing opportunities for their students with learning difficulties. The secret is to be able to source the resources that best meets the demands of these learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
As educators it is our job to enable all students to achieve and perform to the best of their ability, this can be achieved when they are provided with the necessary support, resources and the right environment to thrive in.
Below are a couple of links that may have just what you are looking for, check them out, assess what is best for your learner, and add to your classroom iPad.
7 Apps for Dyslexia
50 iPad apps for Dyslexia
NZ has some amazing resources to support educators on their journey to understand dyslexia and approaches to use within the classroom and for whanau. These NZ Ministry of Education resources can be viewed via the following links...
NZ Ministry of Education - Dyslexia
4D The New Thinking Paradigm
Technology is but one way to support your students with learning difficulties. A few years ago I worked closely with Tracy my wonderful RTLB - Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. Tracy applied the Ron Davis approach to teaching and learning for a student presenting signs of dyslexia and had successful results in reading, writing and above all the students self worth.
Ron Davis Program