I am a teacher and don’t know how I can help the children in my class who show signs of Dyslexia?
Again, like for parents, it comes down to understanding the mind set, embracing their differences, rather than putting tags on them that usually don’t apply. They are often perceived as lazy, as they may be able to do a task one day, but not the next. I have heard teachers use this as a reason why it can’t be dyslexia, because they were able to do it yesterday.
However, that’s exactly the point. When Dyslexics are focused, instead of a state of confusion and disorientation, they demonstrate a higher level of ability and competence. When tired, confused, or distracted, all abilities go out the window, together with the child’s mind. Another word that is not useful is “Concentrate”. It makes people become tense and achieves the opposite of what you want: focus! Focus is born of ease and placing one’s attention to one area. If done correctly, focus is only a breath away and an important tool for the mind to return to the body, even if things aren’t easy. I have given the book by Ron Davis (‘The Gift of Learning’ and ‘The Gift of Dyslexia’) to teachers, but I doubt that many have actually read it.