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Dyslexia: 10 Strategies

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Dyslexia once thought of as a hidden learning difficulty is now exposed, due to MRI technology, as a specific learning disability. Dyslexia has a neurological basis that transverses all languages and cultures. Early identification of possible at risk students ought to occur so that immediate intervention strategies can be implemented. Schools also need to ensure that reading instruction includes all elements of ‘The Big 6 of Reading’ and these elements are taught using an explicit direct multi sensory methodology. As dyslexia has an impact on all areas of the student’s education; early intervention including adjustment to student tasks and assessments needs to occur to ensure that the student develops an understanding of dyslexia; their personal strengths and weaknesses; and strategies for successful achievement, thus enabling the student to build a positive self-esteem.

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