An accessible classroom is so important for inclusion, confidence and understanding. All resources and information should be fully accessible to every child within that class.
As part of my dyslexia in the classroom series, I am once again looking at the accessible classroom and how to transform your space into a dyslexia-friendly one. As a teacher, or a homeschool parent, the infographic below is easy to follow and has easy to implement tips.
Click on this link to download the infographic creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom
Every child with dyslexia is unique, however there are always key issues that all dyslexic children suffer with. These include struggles with reading, writing, memory, oral communication and the actual act of processing information. Each child with dyslexia faces these challenges every day of their school life so the only way to ease their burden is through accessibility, inclusion and making vital changes to the way you teach.
Without the much-needed support at school, children with dyslexia are at a much higher risk of falling behind which could ultimately lead to anxiety, loss of confidence and failing to catch up. They need a classroom which is inclusive and caters to all of their need. However, it’s important to remember that creating a dyslexia-friendly and accessible classroom will not take anything away from other students. In fact, quite the contrary – all students will benefit from some simple adjustments.
It is not hard to create a dyslexia-friendly classroom. By making the simple changes detailed in the infographic, every child in your classroom will have the ability to thrive and be the best they can be.