# Dyslexia strategies

Discussion in 'Special Education' started by ST13, Dec 28, 2015.

1. ### ST13Companion

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Dec 28, 2015

what are some strategies you use to teach students with dyslexia in 4th grade?

I know multi-sensory/hands on is the way to go, but there are times when I'm at a loss for multi sensory ideas

For example, for basic division review I have used math manipulates, for teaching money we have used play money ... But then what happens when you start getting into long division?

In ela I have letter cubes for spelling words but I'm not really sure what else to use.

What about for social studies? I do not really teach social studies to my students because they are in a general education classroom during that time but I do have to modify and I'm just not sure how sometimes.

Any ideas that worked for your students?

3. ### bballjoe12Companion

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If you send me a private message with your e-mail, I can send you some GREAT skip counting songs (2-9) to help them with multiplication. If you need them. Even my low 70 IQ kids can learn the songs and do basic multiplication facts easily..

4. ### TeacherGroupieModerator

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Is it that your students are having trouble understanding the process, st13, or is it that they're having trouble organizing the work on paper?

If the latter - that is, if they get the general idea but struggle to "bring down" numbers in the right places - try this simple trick that also works for non-dyslexic kids: have them turn their lined paper 90 degrees so that the lines run vertically rather than horizontally, making columns. Then show them how to write a long division problem so that each number place (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, hundredths, and so on) in the dividend occupies its own column, and remind them that a digit that is "brought down" from the dividend stays in the column that it starts out in.

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