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Dyslexia: To Test Or Not to Test Your Elementary Students

As a wife of a dyslexic and mother to a possible dyslexic daughter, I have lots of unanswered questions as I'm sure lots of others parents and teachers do. It is a subject usually swept under the carpet because no one knows who is responsible for testing this learning disability. This collection contains ways to test for dyslexia, symptoms to look for as well as different ways to teach these students with this learning disability that usually begins to take shape around the second grade.
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Dyslexia: To Test Or Not to Test Your Elementary Students
  • Nikki Greene says:
    After you find that one of your students have been diagnosed with dyslexia, you will want to be able to teach the student in a way that would benefit them most. Here is a resource that I would use as a go-to tool for creative and tried and true lessons for struggling learners.
  • understood.org
    understood.org

    Checklist: How to Help With Dyslexia

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    Nikki Greene says:
    Once you determine that your student or child has dyslexia, you need to know what to do next. There are loads of help and resources here for the home, the classroom as well as outside sources. I find this information very useful, especially for parents that need to take the next steps with their child.
  • Nikki Greene says:
    This link explains a common test used to determine if a student has dyslexia. It explains not only the background of the test but also how it is administered and its' limitations. This is a great resource for me to know what process we will be going through to determine if my child has dyslexia.
  • Nikki Greene says:
    Do you think you may have a student with dyslexia? Here is a great test that you can just start using with a click. It gives you advice on how to effectively give the test and only takes 5-10 minutes to take. They will send a report of the results directly to you for measurement. I know that I personally like the ease of use of this test and can't wait to try it.
  • Nikki Greene says:
    This is a very comprehensive list of the characteristics of dyslexia. If you have initial suspicions that a student may have this disability, I would start with this list for sure.
  • blog.dyslexicadvantage.org
    blog.dyslexicadvantage.org

    The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia

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    Nikki Greene says:
    This article shines a light on the root of this problem when it comes to testing students for dyslexia. It explains why there is a disconnect between the education system and the health care system. Each system thinks the other should be steer heading this problem. It emphasizes the need for teachers to have the tools at their disposal to help their student. This article is very insightful to me, making me want to investigate this disability further and learn what I can do to help!
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