Middle School and Dyslexia
Middle School is a tenuous time for students; not only are they navigating emotional and social growth, but many are also living with dyslexia. It’s estimated that 20% of students have dyslexia and it represents almost 80% of all learning disorders in schools.
Middle School Struggles – Being Dyslexic
Students struggling with dyslexia often feel isolated, confused, fearful, anxious, and are often combative about new experiences. In many cases, they are unable to ask for help, since they are not equipped emotionally and socially. Middle school students with dyslexia will act out and often fail in their classes long-term without proper intervention.
Middle school students with dyslexia need help to realize their unique skills. This can be done through better technology, learning strategies, and early detection assessments.
Learning Strategies for Middle School Students with Dyslexia
Adaptive environments that provide innovative learning strategies for middle school students with dyslexia are key. Acknowledging the struggles, the middle school student is feeling is always central, but so is using technology.
Creating a Growth Mindset and Effectively Supporting Middle School Students with Dyslexia
A growth mindset can be taught to all students but cultivating one in middle school students with dyslexia can become a pathway to better success. These students can be taught to embrace challenges, learn more effectively through constructive feedback, and work through setbacks and roadblocks. By addressing how dyslexic students process information, they can become more in-tune with their own strengths.
Meeting the Needs of Middle School Students with Dyslexia
Meeting the needs of middle school students is done through effective listening techniques and collaboration.
Join us for a live discussion about technology and learning strategies with panelists include Dean Bragonier from NoticeAbility, Rachel Berger from Microsoft Education and Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota, and Middle School Principal Cesley Frost, M.Ed from Bay Area Technology School.