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Chapter 5: Dyslexia-Friendly Laboratory and Bench Work
Some students with dyslexia can excel at practical work. Laboratory and bench work, workshop sessions and field trips all allow for multisensory learning by the application of principles already introduced in lectures and classes, making the learning experience more ‘concrete’. However, dyslexia-friendly approaches require that the impact of dyslexia upon lab and bench work must be fully understood.
In the first instance, following a written procedure requires reading accurately and this can be a slow process of decoding and comprehending what is required. When there are time constraints and if a student is anxious, there is more possibility of misreading text and consequently making ...