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Interventions for dyslexic learners

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by dougal66, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. dougal66

    dougal66 New commenter

    Any suggestions for effective, targeted interventions for learners with dyslexia/dyslexic tendencies. 15 minutes available for each intervention.
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What sin did you commit that you were tasked with this impossible thing?
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    There are many, many techniques and strategies, but you need to find out exactly which problems any dyslexics have to be able to target interventions accurately. Every 'dyslexic' child is unique and needs to be treated as such.
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  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    15 minutes a day ? Year group ? Numbers ? Agree that there is no one size fits all for students with SpLD ( the clue is in the name - ha ! ). Massive difference between those with a diagnosis of Dyslexia and those with tendencies ( which should be addressed through your inclusive teaching approach which you may already have in situ ).Work backwards from your success criteria and this may help YOU focus on the best way forward. For severely Dyslexic students specialist 1:1 can be powerful if the provider is skilled and the student buys into the provision. The impact of anything you offer of course will need to be monitored and evaluated and seen to be cost beneficial and ' successful ' . Doubt there are many quick fixes out there so whole school input essential ?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. SayItLikeItIs

    SayItLikeItIs Occasional commenter

    I agree with other posters. If you have met one dyslexic learner then you have met one dyslexic learner. It depends entirely on the individual student as to which 'targeted' interventions might be effective. The majority of dyslexic learners are likely to have concurrent difficulties, eg Dyspraxia, SLCN or ADHD.

    If there are many students with dyslexia/dyslexic tendencies, maybe your school could consider going for the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark.
    minnie me and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Agree - SpLd may be your priority learning need and there is often evidence of co morbidity ...
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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