Discovering Dyslexia Through Innovation and Creativity.
Help me give my students technology that allows them to access learning software geared towards Dyslexia. I Pads and headphones, will allow my students to access programs such as: Learning Ally, Neuhaus Academy, and Audio books.
I serve students in Title 1 schools, that are severely dyslexic, and come from low economic backgrounds. They are in need of phonological awareness, and basic language skills.
I believe, it is my responsibility to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for students on all levels.
Dyslexia is language disorder, neurological in origin. Dyslexia impacts students in various ways, so symptoms may differ from one child to another. Generally, symptoms show up as problems with accuracy and fluency in reading and spelling. But in some kids, dyslexia can impact writing, math and language, too.
A key sign of dyslexia in kids is trouble decoding words. This is the ability to match letters to sounds and then use that skill to read words accurately and fluently. One reason kids have difficulty decoding is that they often struggle with a more basic language skill called phonemic awareness. This is the ability to recognize individual sounds in words.
I am requesting updated technology, so that my students will have access to software geared towards Dyslexia.
Using text-to-speech technology allows students to read books of interest.
If dyslexics read materials that are of interest, they will be more likely to continue to engage in reading for pleasure. Research has shown that many successful adults with dyslexia learned to read by pursuing topics of interest.
Encouraging students to read a variety of texts such as fictional narratives, biographies, mysteries, essays, nonfiction and informational texts, will help them to become more familiar with the different text structures that they will encounter.
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