Tutoring a student with dyslexia

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  1. ms.irene

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    I just found out that this summer, I will be tutoring a student in French who has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia. She is just starting out in French and is very excited to learn! Does anyone have any good suggestions or resources for working with kids with dyslexia? Thank you all :)
     
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    I'd stick to oral lessons and forget about writing or reading it.
     
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    Anything you can do that's multisensory will help. I've tutored several dyslexic kids and always incorporate lots of orton gillingham
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions...what does Orton-Gillingham entail specifically? I tried looking it up but only found general descriptions. I had also thought of sticking mostly to oral language in the beginning, but I know this student wants to continue with French at school and I think part of her goal is to get ahead of her class, not just with spoken French but also reading and writing that she will need to do well in the classroom. Any other suggestions?
     
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    The student will best get ahead if they have begun oral communication.
     
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    From what I know, starting with doing it orally is the best method of learning a foreign language.

    Other than that, I know the best "foreign language" for dyslexics is ASL - it is to pick up easier than a traditional language
     
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions! I am 100% on board with focusing on oral language, although I'm a little intimidated as to how to structure a 2-hr session without a written text/source to fall back on. I think this will be good practice for me to start planning lessons without always relying on a text!
     

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