Teachers TV: Secondary SEN  Dyslexia Friendly Classroom

This programme looks at increasing the understanding of what it is to be a dyslexic at school and offers innovative classroom strategies to help dyslexic pupils to achieve.

It is estimated that around 1 in 10 school children are dyslexic, that’s an average of 3 students per classroom. So are there simple techniques you can use to work effectively with dyslexic students?

To find out we filmed a Dyslexia Awareness course with Special Needs staff from Sackville School in East Grinstead, as they learnt how to make their classrooms dyslexia friendly. Specialist trainers from the Medway Dyslexia Association put our SEN staff through their paces with various activities designed to put them in the shoes of a dyslexic student, from discussing their hobbies using limited vocabulary to attempting to copy passages written with the Greek alphabet while being timed!

This programme looks at deepening our understanding of what it is to be a dyslexic at school. It allow teachers to empathise with their dyslexic pupils and gives innovative strategies for teachers and LSA’s to use in the classroom to help dyslexic pupils to achieve.

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