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Interventions for Dysgraphia. Jones, S. 2e Newsletter May/June 2011 In this article, Susan Jones provides advice on how to accommodate for the needs of students with dysgraphia.

Interventions for Dysgraphia

Adapted from Dysgraphia Accommodations and Modifications by Susan Jones (1999) Two students can labor over the same assignment. One may labor with organizing the concepts and expressing them, learning a lot from the “ordeal.” The other will force words together, perhaps with greater effort (perhaps less if the language and information have not been processed), with none of the benefits either to developing writing skills or organizing and expressing knowledge.

When the writing task is the primary barrier to learning or demonstrating knowledge, then accommodations, modifications, and remediation for these problems may be in order. Accommodate Reduce the impact writing has on learning or expressing knowledge without substantially changing the process/ product by changing the following: Modify Remediate A Model of Written Work. Writing Disability. Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills.

Writing Disability

Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. The Importance of Teaching Handwriting. After a long period of neglect in education, attention to teaching handwriting in the primary grades may finally be returning.

The Importance of Teaching Handwriting

This attention can benefit many youngsters, including those with learning disabilities (LDs) involving handwriting, which may accompany reading disabilities, writing disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although word-processing programs and assistive technology are undeniably boons to children with writing problems, technological advances do not eliminate the need for explicit teaching of handwriting. Understanding_Dysgraphia_Fact_Sheet_12-01-08. Strategies for the Reluctant Writer. By: Regina G.

Strategies for the Reluctant Writer

Richards (2002) There are many reasons why students may be reluctant to write. Some reasons include dysgraphia, boredom, poor knowledge of the necessary subskills, and/or lack of interest in the topic. Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia. By: Regina G.

Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia

Richards A common teaching technique is to have the students write information to reinforce the material. For example, spelling programs often encourage students to write each spelling word five times or 20 times. All Resources. Mathematics Disability. Students struggling with math may have a neurocognitive disorder called dyscalculia: Disorder affects roughly as many people as dyslexia. Students who struggle to learn mathematics may have a neurocognitive disorder that inhibits the acquisition of basic numerical and arithmetic concepts, according to a new paper.

Students struggling with math may have a neurocognitive disorder called dyscalculia: Disorder affects roughly as many people as dyslexia

Specialised teaching for individuals with dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published in the journal Science. Although just as common as dyslexia, with an estimated prevalence of up to 7% of the population, dyscalculia has been neglected as a disorder of cognitive development. However, a world-wide effort by scientists and educators has established the essential neural network that supports arithmetic, and revealed abnormalities in this network in the brains of dyscalulic learners. Neuroscience research shows what kind of help is most needed -- strengthening simple number concepts.

Students struggling with math may have a neurocognitive disorder called dyscalculia: Disorder affects roughly as many people as dyslexia. Dyscalculia: Number games. Brian Butterworth hopes that his number games will help dyscalculic children — and open a window on how the brain processes numbers.

Dyscalculia: Number games

In the mid-1980s, Paul Moorcraft, then a war correspondent, journeyed with a film crew into Afghanistan to produce a documentary about the fifth anniversary of the Soviet invasion. The trip took them behind Soviet lines. “We were attacked every fucking day by the Russians,” says the colourful Welshman. Dyscalculia: Number games. Dyscalculia - Numberphile. Mathematics Disability. Mathematics Disability. Dyslexia. Free Apps for Kids. Our Free Apps For Kids page is a listing and review of some of our favorite literacy apps available to help children learn essential early literacy skills.

Free Apps for Kids

The apps listed below are either FREE or very inexpensive but here's the key: If it's listed on our app page, it is a GOOD app. We won't put junk up here and in the world of educational apps, quality trumps quantity everyday. Mobile apps represent a new, and often inexpensive, resource now available to parents, teachers and others who try to help young children struggling to master early literacy skills. New apps proliferate so rapidly that it is often difficult to keep up with them. Hopefully our collection of favorites here organized around the big ideas in reading will help you find the best apps for your kids. letter knowledge Letters A to Z True Learning Our Review: This app is well worth the .99 price. Letter School by Boreaal Description: LetterSchool makes handwriting incredibly easy to unravel. Helping dyslexic children within the classroom.

© 2000, Patricia Hodge Dip.spld(dyslexia) Proficient reading is an essential tool for learning a large part of the subject matter taught at school.

Helping dyslexic children within the classroom.

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension. Comprehension of Fiction video by The Jerry L.

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Johns Literacy Clinic at Northern Illinois University Upon completion of this section, you will: Understand the components of reading comprehension Receive ideas for making the text personally relevant Learn how to teach active engagement with the text Obtain extension activities for all learning styles Traditionally, reading comprehension was narrowly thought to encompass answering some multiple-choice questions after reading a story or reading passage.

While this may be one form of reading comprehension, it is not comprehensive and does not take into account the stages of reading comprehension, requirements for understanding different genres of text, or understanding text when read silent versus orally. Paula, an eighth grade student with dyslexia, cannot manage to answer multiple choice questions unless they are read aloud to her. Classroom Strategies: Creating a Reading Culture for Struggling Readers. Then I stumbled upon a simple observation that gave me an idea—and lots of hope. It all started when I hired a colleague of mine, Meg, to work with my dyslexic son on his writing the summer before he entered high school. Like any good writing teacher, his summer tutor understood the intimate connection between reading and writing.

The 19 Learning Dysfunctions. Dyslexia Simulation. You are here: Home > Simulations > Dyslexia Simulation Instructions This simulation demonstrates some common symptoms of dyslexia. You are given 60 seconds to read a paragraph aloud. The letters in this paragraph are reversed, inverted, transposed, and spelling is inconsistent. Dyslexia Simulation #2. Dyslexia for a Day- Writing SimulationH.264 800Kbps.mov.