***This content is based on an interview with Reading Horizons Director of Training and Dyslexia Specialist, Shantell Berrett.***
Despite their many strengths, students with dyslexia often have executive function deficiencies which affect the way they see patterns and process information. Because of this, spelling tends to be difficult, perhaps even more difficult than reading for these students. It’s a more complex skill; there are more ways to phonetically spell a word than there are to pronounce one. Even after learning the phonetic skills that can help those with dyslexia improve their spelling, these students will still struggle. They simply need more time and application of phonetic skills to see progress with spelling.
Here are five tips from Reading Horizons Dyslexia Specialist, Shantell Berrett, which you can implement to help your students with dyslexia improve their spelling: ...