Spelling Strategies For Dyslexia

Spelling Strategies For Dyslexia

It is the responsibility of a teacher to make a dyslexic child feel as comfortable as possible, in a classroom filled with normal kids. A dyslexic child goes through a lot of trauma and feels very self conscious because of his learning difficulty. A few simple steps can ensure that the child feels comfortable in the class environment and develops the confidence to face his peers.

Since a child with dyslexia is not able to follow conventional teaching methods and simple instructions, the teacher has to make sure that the atmosphere in his or her class is pleasant and allows everyone the opportunity to learn without any sense of fear of humiliation. Innovative teaching methods like multi-sensory teaching must be applied, where all sense like visual (seeing), tactile (feeling), auditory (hearing) and kinesthetic (moving with it), are put to use simultaneously.

There are a number of ways that a teacher can use to make spelling classes interesting, informative as well as fun. One way is to trace each word with a pen or pencil while spelling it, tracing it with the help of an eraser, doing 5 jumping jacks and then writing the word.

Another fun way is to have one kid write a word on another kid’s back with his finger, and once he is finished, the other kid must guess the word and come up with the correct answer. Writing words by syllables and marking them with different colors, bouncing a ball to the sound of each letter in a word, clapping to each letter, and finger-painting words are other creative and fun spelling strategies.

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Spelling Strategies For Dyslexia