Who's on the spectrum


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  • Because dyslexia is so multifaceted, there are many signs and symptoms to look for.
  • Take a minute to look over some of the symptoms of dyslexia. Sometimes it is easy in our busy days to overlook these or we simply did not know it was a symptom. For example, a student who routinely misspells words on spelling worksheets even though the word is given correctly on the page; the student just needs to copy it down. How many times do you dismiss this as a student who is hurrying or not trying?
  • Who's on the spectrum

    1. 1. DYSLEXIA: Identification By: Rachel Smith
    2. 2. Information for Parents Smart Kids Learning Disabilities • • • • • • Is this your child? 5-year-old Jamie has difficulty rhyming, repeating words with more than one syllable, and remembering the names of the letters of the alphabet. 7-year-old Kristen has difficulty applying the sound-symbol associations to decode (sound out) words. 10-year-old Sarah has wonderful comprehension when she’s read to but can’t understand what she reads herself because she’s struggling to identify words. 11-year-old Juan is extremely articulate but he has trouble organizing his thoughts when he writes and expressing himself on paper. 12-year-old Michael is a decent reader, but he’ll only read if forced to and his spelling is terrible. 13-year-old Ahmed also reads well enough, but for years he has struggled in math.
    3. 3. Word Recognition What it measures • Sight word vocabulary at a given grade level. Examples of assessment questions • Ask a child to read from a list of words. Age or grade typically mastered • Students should be expected to master ageappropriate material. When should it be assessed? • Word recognition should be assessed three times during the year for students in kindergarten through second grade to help guide instruction.
    4. 4. ASSESSMENTS • • • • Dolch High Frequency Words Fry Instant Word List Word Analysis Inventories Silent Reading Comprehension Tests
    5. 5. Dolch High Frequency Words • Dolch High Frequency words are included in a word list composed by Edward Dolch in 1948. • The recognition of the words are needed to achieve high reading fluency. • The words are subdivided into five levels pre primer, primer, 1st grade, 2nd grade and third grade. Additionally there is a separate nouns list.
    6. 6. Other Assessments Word Analysis Inventories and Silent Reading Comprehension Tests