Published on July 30, 2014
PowerPoint Presentation: V. T. Let me tell you about it. . . . : Let me tell you about it. . . . Dyslexia facts: Dyslexia facts Estimated 10-15% of people are dyslexic Most common reason for reading, writing and spelling problems Affects every person differently Dyslexia affects all aspects of life Dyslexia has no correlation to intelligence Myths about dyslexia: Myths about dyslexia I do NOT see letters backward or upside-down I will NOT outgrow dyslexia I can NOT cure dyslexia I am NOT Lazy, Dumb or less intelligent Dyslexia does NOT affect primarily boys Dyslexia is NOT a vision problem My dysgraphia: My dysgraphia Comorbid disorder to dyslexia Affects fine motor skills Hard to read handwriting when writing fast Copying from the board is difficult My History/ Story??: My History/ Story?? I knew I was different when my papers weren’t put up in the halls. I just couldn’t seem to learn how to write and read, like other kids. I found out I was dyslexic and dysgraphic when I was 8 years old. My Mom taught me to write. My Preschool teacher helped me learn the spelling rules. My turning point I have ALWAYS had trouble with asking for help. MY dyslexia : MY dyslexia I struggle with Rote Memorization – I do not know my math facts by heart I have a lot of trouble with the mechanics of writing I have trouble with taking notes I do not test well on written tests – can’t formulate answers I can’t read out loud for more then a couple paragraphs When I read, I sometimes have comprehension problems so have to reread many times My strengths / how I learn best: My strengths / how I learn best I really want to do well My favorite subjects are writing and history I do well in Math Hands on learning helps I understand when I can talk and figure something out Top 5 classroom accommodations: Top 5 classroom accommodations Extended time on assignments. Technology in class Graded writing on content – notified when grading on writing mechanics E-mail scanned homework Alternate assignments Technology Tools: Technology Tools Soft wears Speech-to-text Text-to-speech Ginger StudyMinder Planner LiveScibe Pen Learning Ally – Audio Books E-mail scanned homework Integrated Camera – Pictures of Assigned Work My commitment to success : My commitment to success I plan to use my technology tools I will give 100% effort I will be open to help If I need to leave the room to concentrate or anything I will tell you so you don’t have to guess How you can help me : How you can help me I need you to be understanding Sometime explain things differently I need you to not compare me to the others I need you to tell me how a writing assignment will be graded Try not to ask me to read too much out loud in class. DON’T try to make me like others!! Here is my support team and I invite you to join them.: Here is my support team and I invite you to join them. Questions? : Questions?