The Dyslexia Guide


Dyslexia Knowledgebase

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CAP Communications Aids Project.
CAP provides funding for individual school students who need help to access the curriculum including those with dyslexia.
It helps pupils in England (only) who have difficulty in understanding language, or communicating verbally or in writing.
CBT An increasing amount of learning is being provided in the form of self-paced, open learning systems implemented in Computer Based Training (CBT) technology.
Common weaknesses are:-
A CBT may treat all student as equal. It has poor facilities for judging the current state of knowledge of a student, and modifying the starting point and pace of the learning programme accordingly.
The CBT may present a rigidly structured, inflexible path through the available learning material, offering the student little scope for selecting his own route in accordance with his own learning preferences.
What is required is a CBT technology which provides a capability for modelling both the subject being taught (the subject domain) and the particular learning processes of the individual students (the teaching domain).
Colour-adjustable lamp Some people find that colour makes a big difference to their reading comfort.
Lamps are available which are easily adjustable to the preferred colour of different users.
Ideal for use in study bedrooms, schools, libraries and resource centres.
Coloured overlays Coloured overlays are sheets of translucent or transparent coloured plastic that can be placed over a page of a book so as to colour the text beneath without interfering with its clarity.
Coloured overlays reduce the perceptual distortions of text that children sometimes describe. They enable some children to read text more fluently and with less discomfort and fewer headaches.
Each individual seems to need a different colour, so it is important to assess the effects of a wide range of colours.
Concentration and Activity Impaired concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, or overactivity.
Concept Mapping Graphical organisation mapping can help with dyslexia.
Pictures and diagrams help those who prefer a visual working environment.
Ideas do not have to be formed into sentences immediately.
Easy to re-arrange ideas into a coherent structure.
Maps can be developed using your individual thinking or learning style.
Visual representation helps to highlight where information is plentiful and where it is lacking.
Of course all these factors can benefit non-dyslexic learners as much.

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