Memorization Skills In Dyslexia

1121 Words 4 Pages
In thinking about ways to help Martin, who is a 6 year old child with Dyslexia, three resources will be provided to demonstrate how to help Martin. Martin struggles with reading because he cannot match letters to sounds and blend them together to form words. So, he also has a problem with spelling words. This is very typical for an individual with Dyslexia. Medical New Today (Sep 9, 2014, para 1), defines Dyslexia as “a specific reading disability due to a defect in the brain 's processing of graphic symbols. It is a learning disability that alters the way the brain processes written material. It is typically characterized by difficulties in word recognition, spelling and decoding. People with dyslexia have problems with reading comprehension”. …show more content…
These skills could include providing him with an audio book which would allow him to listen to what he is reading as he reads along in his own book, thereby, allowing him to both see and hear the words and sounds as he learns. Another skill that could help Martin succeed in school would be to encourage him to focus on the teacher more when she is reading or speaking. Help him learn to be very observant and help with memorization skills. Memorization skills could be taught by having Martin work with phonemes, have the class play rhyming and word games. Encourage Martin to always work in a quite environment, where he can concentrate on what he is learning without outside stimulation.
A second resource which could be implemented to help Martin succeed in the learning process could be to allow him extra time for completing assignments, make sure the instructions are clear and that Martin completely understands them. The teacher may want to send an audio recording of the instructions home with Martin so that he can review them again when he is working on the assignment. If possible, the teacher could assign a study buddy to work with and encourage Martin in his efforts to succeed and learn. If the school has the technology, the teacher could encourage him to complete his work on the
…show more content…
Riley, personal interview, April 9, 2015), is the mother of a 7 year old daughter with Down’s syndrome. Ms. Riley was kind enough to allow me to review her daughter’s ARD paperwork, and has given verbal permission allowing me to use the information within for this assignment. Lindsey’s primary disability is listed as an Intellectual Disability with Speech Impairment listed as a Secondary Disability. Due to Lindsey’s cognitive disabilities, she has received services basically from birth. Her mother (Ms. Riley, personal interview, April 9, 2015) states that her daughter has received services through ECI from 0-3 years of age. According the website, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, ECI “is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services”.
Once Lindsey reached school age, she attended Harlem Elementary in Goose Creek ISD for PPCD and Headstart. Lindsey is currently in 2nd grade at Victoria Walker Elementary in Goose Creek ISD, which is located in Baytown, TX, she was transferred to this school because her home school did not have a Life Skills Unit, which was determined to be the appropriate Least Restrictive Environment placement for her by her ARD committee. Per her ARD, Lindsey also receives transportation services to and from home, as well as speech therapy with occupation

Related Documents