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Problems for Dyslexic Teachers

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Classroom problems

 

Areas where dyslexic teachers may find difficulties:

  • Planning lessons
  • Writing on a whiteboard
  • Report writing
  • Incident report writing
  • Remembering names of pupils/staff/parents
  • Remembering dates
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Sorting out groups (numbers)
  • Checking written work
  • Reading documents

Other problems

  • Colleagues that do not understand your problems
  • Ridiculing from teachers, pupils or parents
  • Lack of self confidence in writing, reading or artithmetic
  • Lack of support from mentors or senior staff

Positives

 

Being Dyslexic is not always a negative thing; there are many attributes that dyslexic people may have that can be of great benefit in the classroom:

  • Ability to identify and relate to Dyslexic pupils
  • Skills in visual and special awareness
  • Creative and imaginative skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Problem solving abilities

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