There are simple things we can do to help a dyslexic child. They do involve some work by the teacher and the parents but they are worth the effort.
The first thing is getting teachers to understand that the child needs extra understanding and help to access the curriculum. They need to know where their difficulties lie and be sensitive to them.
1.If a child has dyslexia then they should sit in the front of the class.
2.They should be given the lesson notes with key words and phrases before the lesson so they can read them so they are aware of the content of the lesson.
3.If there are questions to answer or copying from the board then these should be printed off for them and be on the table next to them.
3.They should have a 100 square, ABC, times table square and a number line all on their desk so they can refer to them all the time. This reinforces the information they need to know immediately and can help them to remember for example their times tables…especially good for visual learners. Many have short-term memory problems and struggle with writing so this cuts down the looking up and down for them.
4.The work should be differentiated for them so they can access it. If there are 10 questions they may only have to answer 5 in the given time. It should be worded in such a way that they can read it independently.
5. All their errors should not be corrected and expectations of their achievements should be relevant for them not the whole class.
6. They should be praised often for their achievements remembering that what they have produced is probably their best. They may not be able, at this stage, to produce work of the standard and volume of their peers.

These ideas work and help dyslexic children cope with every day in the classroom. They are not difficult to implement and make all the difference.