Supporting Students with Dyslexia


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1C, Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B, Learning Environment 4A, Learning Environment 4B
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you looking for ways to support students with dyslexia in the general education classroom? In this lesson, Lisa Van Gemert (Gifted Guru) offers several ideas for ensuring that students with this language-based learning difference feel included in the classroom. Ms. Van Gemert’s ideas will also help teachers build empathy for and confidence in their students with dyslexia, resulting in greater student success.  

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When supporting students with dyslexia, it’s important to see them as a student first, and then as a person with a learning difference. In this lesson, Lisa Van Gemert (Gifted Guru) takes this as her starting point, providing educators with ideas for recognizing their students’ strengths while supporting students in the areas that are most challenging for them.

Ms. Van Gemert walks through each idea category by category:

Some of the ideas shared include the following:

  • Emphasize visuals whenever possible
  • Highlight key words in instructions
  • Use hands-on demonstrations and field trips
  • Utilize guided notes
  • Pay attention to the format of assignments
In addition to the lesson, Ms. Van Gemert provides three tutorials where she demonstrates several of the ideas discussed in the lesson. 

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6 reviews for Supporting Students with Dyslexia

  1. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Awesome ideas for dyslexia students!

  2. Heidi – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  3. Cynthia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great suggestions to assist students with dyslexia and help them feel accomplished, confident, and successful.

  4. Romelia – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I wish we can immediately have access to all the resources!

  5. Melvin – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    It Was Great

  6. Terri – ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    The presentation gave some great ideas on how to support students with dyslexia.

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