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Discussion in 'Secondary' started by anon874, Jul 13, 2011.
What would be considered "resonable adjustments" for a dyslexic teacher ?
I would imagine the same as for a dyslexic student.
As a dyslexic teacher my adjustments are: use of a laptop, teaching in as few rooms as possible, using ICT to produce reports, use of an electronic planner software and not having to spell check or proof read anyone elses reports.
Some may request specialist software such as Dragon Dictate or mind mapping software and also may do their feedback to pupils by typing up comments and sticking them into pupils books (I find that more hassle than writing it).
However, the dyslexic teacher needs to make sure they are aware of deadlines in advance and begin reports etc as soon as they can to avoid asking for 'extra time' - if its on the calendar they need to be organised to meet it. Organisation is the biggest issue - I have a filing system for worksheets, a yearly plan of all deadlines, meetings etc and a diary that I use to log important work information / incidents etc.
Hope that helps
Thanks for posting your reply above.
Do you know what steps I might need to make to gain some dyslexia support from my school?
Anything in the DDA ? . I self referred to OH because of my HI and then had some input - to be honest not very helpful as my condition was worsening ( and I now no longer work in schools ) but I suspect you do have rights ?
Why is this a specific dyslexia need? I haven't heard it before.