The school year begins and then there’s a lull. The first days of excitement and change are past and now teachers are trying to figure out their students and students are trying to figure out their teachers.
Now is a good time for students to talk to their teachers about dyslexia. The teacher cards available in our store are intended to present a big picture overview of dyslexia and ways that teachers can make their classrooms dyslexia-friendly.
The nice thing about the cards is that it can spread awareness and offset the burden that students might otherwise have asking for basics like extra time on tests, assistive technology, and a note-taker.
When some teachers are confronted with a long list of requests, they may think that granting a few accommodations may be sufficient although the partial accommodations really may not be enough for a student to really flourish in class.
Although an overwhelming majority of dyslexic students have dysgraphia as part of their dyslexia, failure to use this specific label can result in inappropriate work expectations and inadequate supports in routine classwork activities such as note-taking or writing essays on tests.
So many students arriving in college to see what appropriate accommodations look like, ask themselves, why wasn’t I getting these supports all along?
Finally, Dyscalculia is even farther down the list in terms of being formally recognized in school, although it can be a gateway to higher education and professions that are well-suited to dyslexic strengths.
Dyscalculia is even more important to recognize in today’s classrooms as the College Board introduced a calculator-free section on the SAT that clearly disadvantages students with dyscalculia. We’ve been hearing about a high numbers being denied for calculator accommodations. Having a long and well-documented need may be a necessity.
Cards can be purchase HERE.