Advice for Teachers
52% of teachers report that they have had no dyslexia training, and 9 out of 10 of those that did receive any training say it lasted for less than an hour.
Teachers have a strong desire to help their students learn and recognise that struggling to read means that the child will have difficulty progressing in any of the entire spectrum of subjects.
But now Dyslexia has acquired such a broad meaning that it is incredibly difficult to know what problems a child with the diagnosis is actually experiencing and thus it is practically impossible to help them from this alone.
If you have a student who is suffering from visual problems with reading you can let their parent know about the DRT. We can assess the child for impaired visuomotor control and usually help them to overcome their reading problems.