BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
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Dyslexia resources

Deafness and dyslexia - troubleshooting guideLists of diagnostic materials and ways of analysing the data obtained. Questions that ToDs should be asking and suggested actions if the answer is yes.
Dyslexia26 Nov
Strategies for supporting dyslexic deaf pupilsOne of the core deficits found in many dyslexics is the inability to process sounds efficiently. Their impaired phonological processing skills make the segmentation and blending of sounds very difficult and consquently implications for their acquisition of literacy skills. Deaf pupils may have similar difficulties learning to read and, in both cases, the visual route to reading might be preferable. With a deaf dyslexic, the challenge is to find material which is both helpful and stimulating - this article is packed with tips for ToDs.
Dyslexia26 Nov
Kidspiration version 2Kidspiration is a simple concept mapping programme designed for Key Stages 1 and 2 but is also used with older students who have special educational needs. Kidspiration (and Inspiration for older age groups)is a simple to use program that lets children quickly and easily build up a map and offers lots of support for teachers including a Venn diagram 'super grouper' which is brilliant for teachers setting up activity sheets.
Dyslexia26 Nov
Aspects of adult dylexiaAn article provided by Dr Sylvia Moody detailing aspects of short-term memory, sequencing & structure, perception & movement, emotions which may be of help when identifying traits in dyslexic people.
Dyslexia26 Nov
Crossover technologyThe article first appeared in December 2002 (focus on technology). Abi James, Product Manager at Iansyst Ltd, looks at software and technology used by dyslexic learners which can also be used to support and teach deaf learners. This article is referred to in the November 2005 BATOD Magazine (page 36).
Dyslexia26 Nov
THRASS ProgrammeArticle from March 2004 describing the Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills programme. This is referred to in the article THRASS phoneme machine (November BATOD Magazine page 22).
Dyslexia26 Nov
Resources review - KidspirationPaul Simpson explains how Kidspiration has been used with the children he teaches in aprimary school. Successful vocabulary enrichment, story writing, organisation of information and many features of language development have been made possible by this excellent visual learning tool.
Dyslexia26 Nov
Divide and Conquer sample pagesDivide and Conquer uses syllabification as a strategy to decode unfamiliar curriculum vocabulary and identify correct spellings. These are sample sheets of activities to reinforce and practise.
Dyslexia26 Nov