* Do not expect these student to be able to use a dictionary to correct spelling errors.
We suggest an IPod or MP3 player with appropriate music will make it easier to focus and complete their assignments.
* Allow your students to work at a pace that is not stressful.
If you talk too much and do not use any concrete pictures, examples of diagrams, you will destroy their ability to concentrate and make sense out of what you are saying. Do not punish them for behaviors and learning styles that are normal for the right-brained student when learning.
* Answer their questions, but do not lecture nor criticize them for not understanding the lesson. Let them tell you what works best for them, perhaps it is to discuss the information orally or demonstrate it, rather than read about it.
If these errors must be corrected before a student hands in an assignment or can be be graded and passed on this work, then permit someone else to edit the mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation. These are all very abstract concepts that do not make sense to the right brain which sees in whole concrete images. Getting ideas down on paper is much more important than fretting over spelling, grammar and punctuation.
teach these skills, remembering that refusing this accommodation slows the students down, frightens them and take away their freedom to think and fulfill their potential.
If they look like they are daydreaming, they may be learning by listening or they can no longer understand the lesson and are trying to cope with the situation.
They are actually working hard to understand what you are saying.
Dyslexic students think in concrete wholes, that is, they work backwards from a conclusion or fact to fill in all the parts.