Friday 31 August 2018

Learning Difference Workshop - The University of Auckland - Part 2

“I thought I was dumb Miss” – Marie Kelly from Kidz Therapy.

DSM5 – “specific learning disorder”

Dys/dis words – disorganised, disliked, disabled as well as dyslexic, dyspraxia, dyscalulia etc.
It has a negative connotation no matter what your intention.

Dyslexia is not the same as dyspraxia (etc) but usually parts of all ‘dys’s are present.

Wechsler scale of intelligence of children (hard to read so here's a better one).

Cognitive ability
1. Working memory is important.
say it forward – 56398 – rote learning.
Now saw it backward… who could do it? Who could do it if you were looking at the numbers written?
Now put these numbers in order –

2. Processing speed –
Even routine things like copying from the board, they get it wrong.

How to help?
Text to speech
Voice typing
Google read and write

Pictures from slideshow.

how does it feel to be dyslexic?  

Kids can’t win--- they can’t follow 10 instructions at once so they ask their friends for help, then get told off for talking.

Research later.
CALL SCOTLAND apps for Dyslexia

Reading assessments recommended for students with Dyslexia
Joy Alcot’ spelling??
Lucid screening test.
Writing sample.
South Australian spelling test or Peters.

Books recommended by Marie

The following 2 pictures I took because they resonated strongly with a student of mine who I suspect has dyslexia.

And another 2 books she recommended. The '100 ideas' one was REALLY good and has lots of beginners tips. 

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