How does the child present in the classroom The child with Dyslexia: Confusing b/d Reverses letters/numbers Skips words/lines when reading Performs poorly in spellings tests Has anxiety when reading Guesses words when reading Reading and/or spelling below age level Knows the work when mom asked them at home but performs poorly in the exa Adds…

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Name the starting sound/ending sound of words Name and identify letters of the alphabet (sound the letter) – start with lower-case letters and progress to capital letters Write letters  –  let the child learn the correct forming of each letter:  practice this by writing it in salt, forming it with clay, writing down on paper…

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Good readers are: phonemically aware (can sound the letters) knows die letters of the alphabet possess strong vocabularies (knows appropriate words for their age) knows syntactical and grammatical skills e.g. spelling rules It is vital that visual perceptual skills (the building blocks for reading and writing) are intact: Discrimination Memory Sequential memory Form constancy Closure…

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