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Written by authors with extensive experience of working with students with dyslexia, this book provides clear guidance and practical strategies for dyslexia-friendly practice for those working with young people aged 14 to 19 and adults in education or work-based training. Looking at how dyslexia impacts on learning, the authors suggest ways to improve the learning environment and explain how to help students develop the basic skills that will help them to make the transition from study to employment. Building on the latest research and understanding of dyslexia, they also consider overlapping syndromes, emotional and social issues, and funding.
Chapter 5: Dyslexia-Friendly Laboratory and Bench Work
Dyslexia-Friendly Laboratory and Bench Work
The Relationship of Dyslexia to the Demands of 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 ...