Thursday, March 30, 2006

More about dealing with dyslexia

What's It Like to Have Dyslexia?If you have dyslexia, you might have trouble reading even simple words. You might mix up the letters in a word, for example, seeing the word "now" as "won" or "left" as "felt." Words may blend together and spaces are lost.
Color codeing your letters help your child know the difference between vowels, constants and blends.
Also with dylexia kids you can color code their work. You only alow them to work one small section at a time. At the very begining put a green mark to let them know to start and a red mark to let them to stop till futher instructions. This really helps the stress levels.
kitten

7 comments:

Lioness said...

Dh has found translucent plastic sheets that students can lay on top of what they're reading work wonders in the classroom.

kitten_mc said...

Cool, thanks! How exactly does this work?

Lioness said...

The contrast between the black and white is too harsh for their eyes, but a tinted plastic sheet that you can see through reduces the stress on their eyes and makes it easier to read. Don't use bright yellow of course, because bright yellow and black has a high contrast than white and black, that's why warning signs use that combination. But any other color works, especially pastels.

You used to be able to find tinted plastic sheets in office supply stores. He's been looking there for some to have back in his classroom, but he hasn't been able to find any lately. :(

homeschool_mom said...

Someone also suggested somewhere that just photocopying worksheets, etc. on lightly colored paper has helped.

kitten_mc said...

Thanks lioness and homeschool mom. Yall have been a great help.
kitten

kitten_mc said...

This morning I went to Wal-Mart and bought colored translucent sheets and colored printer paper. I'll keep yall ladies posted on how well it works for mine.
Agian, Thank yall both soooooo much!
kitten

kitten_mc said...

Ladies, the color paper and translucent plastic sheets seems to work great!
Thanks!
kitten