One of the questions parents often ask is, “What can be done at school to better accommodate my child who has dyslexia?” Whether you are a parent, principal, or teacher, here are seven easily implemented classroom accommodations for students who have dyslexia or students who may be at risk.
These seven guidelines for classroom accommodations for students at risk for dyslexia all have one thing in common. They treat any student who may be struggling to acquire literacy skills with compassion rather than mistaking dyslexia as a sign of inferior intelligence or laziness. These guidelines advocate for all students who struggle with dyslexia and treat them with empathy, respect, and understanding. The classroom accommodations take into account that students with dyslexia also have strengths—some experts even suggest dyslexics are gifted and have special talents—such as thinking outside of the box and being creative, artistic, and athletic. Let these accommodations help put to rest attitudes and experiences in school that may lead students who struggle to acquire literacy skills to frustration and low self-esteem. Let them help every child reach their born potential.
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