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Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by SonicBootsTiddler, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. SonicBootsTiddler

    SonicBootsTiddler New commenter

    Hi all,

    From September, I'm going to be taking on some tutoring in an evening after work.

    I have been approached by a client who has expressed concerns about her child showing signs of dyslexia and struggling with her visual memory eg can achieve 10/10 on spellings in the week she learns them but not 2/3 weeks later.

    I am really keen to be able to help this child but am unsure of the types of resources to use to begin with to gain an understanding of where this child currently is at and also general resources to support her with which differs to what she is being offered at school.

    Does anyone have any advice on resources etc?

    Thanks :) x
  2. bramblesarah

    bramblesarah Occasional commenter

    I am not an expert in dyslexia but if the child can get 10/10 on the week and just forgets the spellings a few weeks later then that is not my experience of dyslexia but just a normal child forgetting things. Do you remember everything you have ever learnt?
    With all my students are regularly recap with them. The student needs to carry on reviewing the spelling they have learnt the previous week. Until the information is moved into the long-term memory.
    phlogiston likes this.
  3. SonicBootsTiddler

    SonicBootsTiddler New commenter

    Thank you. I was thinking it would also be good to do some memory activities during the weekly sessions to support this.
  4. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    Surely doing things in different ways for reinforcement is just what we , as teachers, do all the time.
    If you don't feel able to help, don't take on the student.

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