In an interesting study, researchers in France looked at the impact of spelling difficulty on the writing performance of students with dyslexia.
From the study:
“Dyslexia weakens spelling skills, even when the child presents no motor problems. By varying the degree of difficulty in words to spell, researchers were able to analyse the impact of spelling […]
Great question. The degree of accommodations and or modifications should be individualized.
SPELLCHECK Severely dyslexic students may need to dictate written work or keyboard work using spelling check. One favorite teacher of ours told us that she had a breakthrough with a student of hers when she allowed him to take spelling tests with spellcheck! […]
From this book from Nancy Mather and colleagues, a 5th grader was shown a word from her adapted spelling list, then asked to write it from memory. Needless to say, the exercise was quite frustrating for the student.
From the authors: “Her teacher next showed Nalan the word science, then covered the word, and had […]