Education Support Staff - working with students with dyslexia
Course Presented By: Gail Preston
To explore strategies that allow Education Support Staff to easily and effectively work with students who have dyslexia.
School support staff are being asked to work with an increasing number of students who experience dyslexia. In this session the presenter will briefly explain the condition of dyslexia and how the condition impacts on studens learning and ability to manage the typical classroom. The session will then focus on strategies that can be used by school support staff when communicating with students who experience dyslexia. While the focus will be predominantly on classroom interactions, the information will also be useful for school support staff who interact with students outside of the classroom e.g. library, administration.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What challenges can students with dyslexia face in the classroom and what can you do as ESS to help them achieve success in the learning environment?
3. What tools or techniques will you try to adopt into your teaching practice?
Please join the conversation by either answering these prompting questions above OR by adding your own ideas and thoughts around this topic in the conversation thread below.