Ch 5: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia Teacher Resources

About This Chapter

Sometimes when students struggle with a particular subject, such as reading, writing or mathematics, it is due to a specific disorder rather than a simple lack of understanding. This lesson will review some disorders that you as a teacher should be familiar with and strategies for addressing them in your classroom.

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia Teacher Resources - Chapter Summary

What is dysgraphia? How is dyscalculia defined? What can you do to accommodate students with dyslexia in your classroom? These helpful lessons explore these kinds of subjects to ensure the academic success of students in your class who might be struggling with these conditions. Lessons not only cover definitions and treatment plans but teaching strategies, suggested activities and examples to support your full understanding of the material. By using these chapters, you will learn the following:

  • Causes, signs and treatments of dyslexia in children and adults
  • What phonological and surface dyslexia are
  • The three types of dysgraphia
  • Symptoms and treatment of dyscalculia
  • How to assess and improve reading comprehension in dyslexic students
  • Ways to accommodate students with dyslexia, dysgrahia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • A comparison of dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Classroom games and activities you can implement to facilitate learning for students with these conditions

Text and video lessons provide detailed overviews, term definitions and simple explanations to keep you engaged and help you retain the information discussed. Test your knowledge of each topic by taking self-assessment quizzes at the end of the lessons.

How It Helps

  • Offers teaching strategies and classroom activities: Outlines approaches you can take to help students with these disorders more easily learn the material being covered in class.
  • Increases your knowledge of specific disorders: Enhances your understanding of dyslexia, dysgraphia and other disorders affecting the learning capabilities of your students.
  • Focuses on student performance and achievement: Supports the academic success of your special needs students.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia, dyspraxia and other relevant disorders
  • Assess students with these conditions
  • Improve reading skills of dyslexic students
  • Devise fun and interactive ways to help special needs students learn in your classroom
  • Use educational resources to support your teaching students with these disorders
  • Understand how dyslexia, dyscalculia and other types of disorders are treated

40 Lessons in Chapter 5: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia Teacher Resources
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Dyslexia in Children: Causes & Testing

1. Dyslexia in Children: Causes & Testing

This lesson describes dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it difficult for children to read and understand letters and numbers. We'll talk about the causes of dyslexia as well as some of the treatment options that are available.

Dyslexia in Adults: Signs & Treatment

2. Dyslexia in Adults: Signs & Treatment

Did you know that over 40 million adults in the United States have dyslexia and only 2 million know it? Learn more about signs and treatment of dyslexia in adults.

Phonological Dyslexia: Definition & Examples

3. Phonological Dyslexia: Definition & Examples

Dyslexia is a very common learning disability, and one of the most common forms is phonological dyslexia. This lesson discusses the characteristics and signs of dyslexia and, in particular, phonological dyslexia.

Surface Dyslexia: Definition & Symptoms

4. Surface Dyslexia: Definition & Symptoms

Have you ever heard of surface dyslexia? Read on to learn more about this unique form of dyslexia and how it makes reading a real challenge for those who have it.

Teaching Dyslexic Students

5. Teaching Dyslexic Students

Did you know that dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability? It is estimated that one in ten people have dyslexia. Learn how you can reach and teach dyslexic students.

Dyslexia Accommodations in the Classroom

6. Dyslexia Accommodations in the Classroom

In this lesson, teachers will learn about the struggles of students with dyslexia. The lesson will focus on strategies for accommodating students with dyslexia in the classroom.

Reading Activities for Dyslexic Students

7. Reading Activities for Dyslexic Students

Many more options exist today to help students diagnosed with dyslexia. Learn about reading activities that will help your students with dyslexia learn basic skills.

Dyslexia vs. Dyspraxia

8. Dyslexia vs. Dyspraxia

Dyslexia is one of the most widely recognized learning disabilities, but few have heard of dyspraxis. Students who have dyslexia or dyspraxia can thrive in a classroom with a personalized, flexible approach.

Classroom Games for Dyslexia

9. Classroom Games for Dyslexia

For students with dyslexia, school can be a challenging experience. How can you help engage these learners? Learn about classroom games and activities that support students with dyslexia.

Dyslexic Education Programs

10. Dyslexic Education Programs

Students with dyslexia have numerous options available to them when it comes to academic support. The following list represents just a small sample of the many options that can be found.

Dyslexia & Reading Comprehension

11. Dyslexia & Reading Comprehension

Students with dyslexia are often challenged by basic reading skills, which inhibits their reading comprehension. Let's look at how teachers can help students with dyslexia understand what they're reading.

Note-Taking Strategies for Dyslexic Students

12. Note-Taking Strategies for Dyslexic Students

Dyslexia is increasingly common among students. While dyslexic students have the same potential to learn as their peers, they have unique challenges that can make regular class activities difficult. This lesson will review ways to help students with dyslexia take notes.

Dyslexia Programs in Texas

13. Dyslexia Programs in Texas

Texas students and educators can access a range of services for dyslexia. Some of these services are provided by Texas public schools, while others are run by nonprofit organizations and private institutions. Check out this article to find out more.

Multisensory Education & Dyslexia

14. Multisensory Education & Dyslexia

This lesson will examine dyslexia and how multisensory education strategies are utilized to help students learn how to better understand words and phonics. We will also look at some different strategies that can be utilized in your classroom.

Handwriting & Dyslexia

15. Handwriting & Dyslexia

Students with dyslexia usually have challenges with anything related to printed text. Let's look at some of the ways teachers can help these students with handwriting.

Orton-Gillingham Approach Games

16. Orton-Gillingham Approach Games

Games are a great way to help all students learn. This lesson gives you some ideas for games using the Orton-Gillingham Approach to develop reading skills.

Dyscalculia Accommodations in School

17. Dyscalculia Accommodations in School

There may be students with dyscalculia in your class. In this lesson, we will look at some accommodations for students with dyscalculia to help you meet their unique and specific learning needs.

Dyscalculia in Adults: Symptoms & Treatment

18. Dyscalculia in Adults: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will provide information about dyscalculia by defining the disability and providing information about symptoms and treatment for adults diagnosed with this condition.

Math Games for Dyscalculia in the Classroom

19. Math Games for Dyscalculia in the Classroom

There are a variety of ways to teach students diagnosed with dyscalculia. Learn about games and activities that will help your students with dyscalculia strengthen their math skills.

Dysgraphia Teaching Strategies & Exercises

20. Dysgraphia Teaching Strategies & Exercises

Dysgraphia affects a student's writing skills in both the physical and creative process. Read on to learn about effective teaching strategies and exercises to help students overcome the challenges of dysgraphia and experience greater success in school.

Accommodations for Students with Dysgraphia

21. Accommodations for Students with Dysgraphia

If your student has difficulty expressing herself in writing, you should learn more about a learning disability that is known as dysgraphia. Even though there is no cure for dysgraphia, there are accommodations that can be made to help your student succeed in school.

Types of Dysgraphia: Dyslexic, Motor & Spatial

22. Types of Dysgraphia: Dyslexic, Motor & Spatial

This lesson will explore three common types of dysgraphia: dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, and spatial dysgraphia,. We will also discuss common characteristics and coping strategies.

Dysgraphia & Math: Difficulties & Accommodations

23. Dysgraphia & Math: Difficulties & Accommodations

There may be students with dysgraphia in your classroom. In this lesson, we will look at some of the challenges a student with dysgraphia may face and ways that you can help meet a student with dysgraphia's unique and specific learning needs.

Dysgraphia Handwriting Exercises

24. Dysgraphia Handwriting Exercises

Students with dysgraphia often really struggle when it comes to writing their ideas down. The exercises in this lesson will improve your students' handwriting as well as their self esteem.

Short-Term Memory Problems & Dyslexia

25. Short-Term Memory Problems & Dyslexia

This lesson describes how deficits in short-term memory impact students with dyslexia. It discusses the presentation of working memory deficits in the classroom and also outlines some strategies to support dyslexic students.

Dyscalculia: Types & Characteristics

26. Dyscalculia: Types & Characteristics

Does math seem like a foreign language to some of your students? Do they struggle to count numbers, recite facts, or solve problems? You may need to learn about the types and characteristics of dyscalculia.

Strategies for Teaching Decimals to Students with Dyscalculia

27. Strategies for Teaching Decimals to Students with Dyscalculia

If you are teaching decimals and proportional reasoning, you might be wondering how to help students who have dyscalculia. This lesson offers some strategies that can help instruction with these learners.

Teaching Times Tables to Students with Dyscalculia

28. Teaching Times Tables to Students with Dyscalculia

Multiplication skills open the door to successful upper-level math skills. Students with dyscalculia struggle to memorize the times table, and you can help them by using creative teaching methods.

Teaching Math Word Problems to Students with Dyscalculia

29. Teaching Math Word Problems to Students with Dyscalculia

For students with dyscalculia especially, the combination of reading a paragraph and applying mathematical skills to solve a problem is difficult. However, teaching students with dyscalculia to successfully solve word problems is not impossible.

Organizational Skills for Students with Dyslexia

30. Organizational Skills for Students with Dyslexia

Helping students with dyslexia learning how to organize time, work, and materials is a big part of scaffolding their cognitive development. This lesson discusses the organizational needs of students with dyslexia.

Teaching a Foreign Language to Students with Dyslexia

31. Teaching a Foreign Language to Students with Dyslexia

If you are a foreign language teacher in an inclusive setting, there is a good chance you will interact with students with dyslexia. This lesson discusses issues and strategies in helping students with dyslexia learn a foreign language.

Teaching Music to Students with Dyslexia

32. Teaching Music to Students with Dyslexia

If you are a music teacher in a school or in a private context, you may encounter some students with dyslexia. This lesson discusses issues involved in teaching music to these learners.

Use of Visual Aids for Students with Dyslexia

33. Use of Visual Aids for Students with Dyslexia

If you are a teacher who works with students who have dyslexia, then you might be interested in learning how you can support them through visual aids. This lesson discusses the different ways visual aids can support these learners.

Dyslexia & Aggressive Behavior

34. Dyslexia & Aggressive Behavior

If you are a parent or teacher of students with dyslexia, you might be wondering about the connection between this learning disability and aggression. This lesson provides you with an overview of dyslexia and aggressive behavior.

Social & Emotional Challenges Related to Dyslexia

35. Social & Emotional Challenges Related to Dyslexia

This lesson will go over the many social and emotional facets and challenges people with dyslexia face everyday, whether they are just a child in school or an adult in the workplace.

Emotional Problems in Adults with Dyslexia

36. Emotional Problems in Adults with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a life-long learning disability that many adults have to manage. Living with dyslexia is difficult and can lead to the development of emotional problems. This lesson will define dyslexia, and discuss associated emotional problems.

Communication Problems with Dyslexia

37. Communication Problems with Dyslexia

In this lesson, we will learn about the difficulties children with dyslexia often experience with their communication skills. We will learn how dyslexia is similar to other disorders in its challenges to the ability to understand and express, and the support system that can help a dyslexic child learn to communicate effectively.

Dyslexia & Problems with Relationships

38. Dyslexia & Problems with Relationships

Dyslexia can have a profound impact on many facets of a person's life from childhood on. In this lesson, we will learn how it affects relationships, why, and how the person with dyslexia and those they interact with can overcome the problems it causes.

Dyslexia & Behavior Problems

39. Dyslexia & Behavior Problems

Dyslexia is a learning disability that is often confused with other disabilities. This lesson will define dyslexia and take a look at some common behavior problems individuals diagnosed with dyslexia may exhibit.

Orthographic Processing Lesson Plan

40. Orthographic Processing Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students will learn about orthographic processing. They will research skills development techniques and use them to teach a new orthography to a partner.

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