This training is highly effective and free. It equips teachers to help dyslexic learners. It also changes how dyslexic learners view and value their own talents.
Here Are 5 Reasons Why Teacher Training Is So Important
1. Definition of Dyslexia for the 21st Century
Despite extensive research being done on dyslexic thinking skills, dyslexia still is largely viewed as a learning disability. Therefore, it’s not surprising that education professionals are reluctant to label dyslexic students due to the stigma associated with the difficulty and ‘disability.
Dyslexia can often be identified by its strengths and challenges. We all have different ways of processing information, which results in strengths like creativity, critical thinking, and communication. It also causes challenges that can affect traditional learning, including reading, writing and spelling, memory, concentration, and rote learning.
2. In Alignment with The World Of Work
Globally, companies are now actively searching for dyslexics. They are changing the way they view dyslexia. Instead of seeing it as something that is disabled, they view it as an asset. Dyslexic thinking skills match 10/10 with what every company seeks.
Dyslexic Thinking skills can be described as soft skills like creativity, adaptability leadership innovation problem solving, and leadership.
3. Recognizing and Embracing the Positive Influence of the “Label”
Teachers should be trained to spot dyslexia. Early identification is key for dyslexic learners. The sooner it’s recognized and supported, the quicker dyslexic kids catch up and keep up. Dyslexia may be diagnosed as early as 5 years of age when dyslexic children begin to display signs. Dyslexia is when there is a mismatch between the ability of an individual and their work. If dyslexics are properly identified and supported, they can and will thrive. Low self-esteem often leads to anxiety, mental health problems, or behavioral problems in children.
Our Research Has Shown That:
- By age 5, 1 in 3 children with dyslexia are aware of the fact that they are unable to do the things other children can.
- At 7 years of age, that number is 2 in 3.
- 4/5 dyslexics reported that the label’ helped them succeed.
Teachers are also critical in understanding the child in their classroom. Knowing the reason a child is having difficulty reading or spelling can help them identify it. The identification of dyslexic children allows you to clearly see that they require extra support.
4. Exams: Equity and Equality
Each dyslexic child must be identified by standardized tests and knowledge-based exams. Our ‘dyslexic challenges” include grammar, spelling, punctuation, and rote learning.
It is crucial all dyslexic students be identified and given the adjustments needed to enable them to demonstrate their ability and readiness for the workplace by succeeding within this system.
5. Why Every Educator Must Act NOW Because They Can?
Technology is enabling the democratization, mobilization, and scaling of teacher identification, teacher training, and accessibility tools at a scale. This means every government can now transform the outcomes worldwide for dyslexic students.
Schools for dyslexia offer specialized programs that can help students with the condition. These programs often use a multisensory approach to teaching, which can be beneficial for all students, not just those with dyslexia. They also tend to have smaller class sizes, which allows for more individualized attention. In addition, teachers at these schools are often specially trained in how to best support students with dyslexia. All of these factors can make a big difference in the success of students with dyslexia.