[MOSAIC] Dyslexia

ljackson ljackson at gwtc.net
Sun Aug 12 14:05:11 EDT 2007

I am looking for activities
> that would be useful at the early elementary level.

I believe that our responses were on topic, as I believe we are saying that
reversals in early elementary are not generally indicative of dyslexia.


On 8/12/07 10:17 AM, "Mary Kaleta" <mekaleta at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I think the question was ...
> How does dyslexia affect Comprehension? What strategies work best in helping
> students that may suffer from this condition? I am looking for activities
> that would be useful at the early elementary level. Kathleen Ernewein
>> WSU Student
> I have found that with older students it does affect comprehension quite a
> bit. These dylexic students struggled with word recognition and therefore do
> not get much meaning from the text. I have also found that reversals do not
> seem to affect comprehension much. When working with these students you must
> teach using as many modalities as you can. You teach to the students
> strength be it visual, auditory or tactile. Working one on one or in a small
> group helps these students too. My experience is that not too many students
> are labeled dyslexic for many reasons and usually not in the early grades.
> But there are programs, such as Orton-Gillingham, that seem to help these
> students.
> Mary IL/sped/8
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Lori Jackson
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Todd County School District
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