Small Step, Big Change

Teachers play a significant role in our growing up life, and we are pretty sure everyone has crossed path with passionate educators who went an extra mile to ensure every child learns and made a difference in your life.

It doesn’t matter if you are a parent or an educator, equipping yourself with these following 5 simple strategies would help dyslexic kids learn better and transform their experience into a positive one.

#1: Be creatively colourful!
A simple gesture of dimming the screen slightly or changing the background to a non-white colour on smart boards would benefit dyslexic child significantly.

#2: How ’bout coloured paper!
Print your worksheets on coloured papers, and leave double space in between text with a larger font. Alternatively, try using the dyslexia-friendly font that makes reading easier for dyslexic children. Watch more about it here

#3: Engage scaffolds, mindmaps, and stories!
Scaffolds are teaching aids. Remember dyslexics are visual learners? Try engaging different mindmaps and stories etc. to find the best way the child learns.

#4: No one says it’s easy, but never give up!
Teach a child according to aptitude, no one can guarantee it to be a smooth journey. It will be a long road of trial and error, but never give up hope and keep trying. The bumpy road from experimenting the teaching strategies will grow your emotional and technical skills in handling students who learn differently.

#5: Nothing beats a word of encouragement!
Encourage your students with dyslexia and acknowledge their effort. You won’t believe how far your kind words could bring them.

Help younger dyslexics by starting small, because small steps can lead to big change.

Stay tuned to our next post when we hear from a dedicated high school teacher who has taught extraordinary students with dyslexia who later bloom in their niche talent.

  • JQ




5 thoughts on “Small Step, Big Change”

  1. Love these tips! The best thing we can do for children is help give them the skills they need to be successful at whatever they choose in life. Dyslexia can certainly make a child’s school years more challenging, but there are so many things that teachers and parents can do to help dyslexic children overcome these barriers (starting with tips like these!). Kids should be our absolute priority as a community. We would love for you to check out our page about helping children learn to perform a survival swim! (Aquatic survival skills, much like academic skills will be important to these kids throughout their entire lives, even as adults!)

    Lauren Murray
    Swim For Five

    1. Thank you! Love what you are doing, swimming is essential for children. It is not just a survival skills; it​ builds on a child’s resilience and mental fitness, we are def in support of your cause! Can’t wait for your upcoming sharing!

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