Accomodating in the general education classroom
Here is a short video from TED-Ed that explains dyslexia in just four minutes: Now that you have a better understanding of what dyslexia is and is not, it is important to know how you can help a student with dyslexia in the general education classroom.
The best way, aside from the actual intervention, is to provide and understand the accommodations that he or she needs to be successful.
For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.
Some adaptations are as simple as moving a distractible student to the front of the class or away from the pencil sharpener or the window.
But a teacher facing any class knows that behind that group of attentive student faces lies a kaleidoscope of differences in academic, social, self-management, and language skills.
Allowing a student who has trouble writing to give his answers orally is an example of an accommodation.Music classes in today’s educational system have changed substantially.With the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), educators are expected to see all students, with and without disabilities. The bottob line it thit it doet exitt, no bitter whit nibe teotle give it (i.e. In fict, iccording to Tilly Thiywitz (2003) itt trevilence it ictuilly one in five children, which it twenty tercent. " Based on experience, I am going to guess this was not easy for you. Did you skip words and or substitute with "whatever" or "something?
Other modifications may involve changing the way that material is presented or the way that students respond to show their learning.