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I have a Year 2 child in my class who has mild dyslexia, from what I can make out. After spending ages researching the interenet, I can't really find any strategies I can use to help. Can anyone recommend anything I can do to help this child? Techniques, strategies or things I can implement into my planning to help ease the frustration would be really useful.
Also, would you suggest that the child gets a professional assessment to diagnose the condition?
Dyslexia is such a huge umbrella term so you need to know what is causing the specific difficulties before putting in place effective strategies for a particular child.
kevinjames12Also, would you suggest that the child gets a professional assessment to diagnose the condition?
Mszkevinjames12Also, would you suggest that the child gets a professional assessment to diagnose the condition? would it tell you anything you don't know already?
To the OP, you cannot magically do something without knowing much more about precisely what the problems are and the reasons for them. An expert assessment would help with this.
MszDyslexia is such a huge umbrella term so you need to know what is causing the specific difficulties
And the remedy which helps all poor readers is the same, whether dyslexic or not:
lots of patient one to one help.
U can get a fairly good idea of a child's grasp of basic phonics by testing to see how well they can read the following words which use the graphemes which have a clearly dominant pronunciation:
edge page station fence
Gaps in their grasp of those, u can address by using words from
What makes children stumble after that are mainly the vowel spellings with variable sounds:
Those simply need lots of reading practice, mostly with texts, but going over some of them
in small batches of words from
can also be very helpful.
Sorry about the messed up formating, but I am sure u can sort it.
As others have said dyslexia is such a global term and strategies will vary from child to child. The old terminology of Specific Learning Difficulty reflected the indiviuality of the problem.
I have 2 dyslexic children of my own, who have needed completely different strategies to help them through their difficulties.But generally hands on activities and 'over-learning are good overall strategies, but boosting their confidence and showing them what they can do is essential to build up confidence to try different strategies to find out what works for them.
is written by a parent describing her experiences searching for a strategy after all the professionals failed to help.
Reading and spelling resources at:
'dyslexia' is such a vague term that it is hard to give advice without knowing what the specific difficulty is.
I suspect, though, that the use of phonics strategies for supporting reading and spelling would be appropriate whatever the child's specific difficulty.
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