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Often appreciated by artistic dyslexics or dyspraxics

I teach this technique to children aged 7 through to adults.  It turns learning
a spelling into something of an art project.  I encourage students to try a range
of mark-making tools for this technique. 

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Using symbolism and personal meaning to learn and remember a spelling

I teach this technique to children aged 5 through to adults.  This technique uses the meaning of a word to help the student to remember its spelling.  We explore three different ways in which to do this.  This enjoyable technique uses the dyslexic and dyspraxic's skills in thinking by association, to benefit literacy attainment. 

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A handwriting technique to strengthen visual memory of the spelling

I teach this technique to children aged 5 through to adults.  This technique focuses the dyslexic or dyspraxic's attention on the visual aspects of the target word, while also increasing tactile awareness of the spelling through handwriting.  More fun than simply writing the spelling again and again, Foldovers inspire the dyslexic or dyspraxic to stay more focused on recalling the letters of the spelling in order. 

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This spelling technique places an emphasis on visual effects

I teach this technique to children aged 4 through to adults.  In this creative technique I encourage the student to make use of a rich variety of materials to remember a spelling as though it is a picture.  This is a good technique to stimulate underlying visual skills and to develop confidence in remembering spellings. 

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This technique to learn a spelling is a lot of fun and highly effective

I teach this technique to children aged 4 through to adults.  This is a richly tactile technique to learn and remember all of the letters in a spelling in the right order.  Based on a craft activity, this technique encourages the dyslexic or dyspraxic to use his or her ingenuity to make the project as creative as possible.  This is
a therapeutic technique to use with a dyslexic or dyspraxic who is either nervous
of learning spellings, or resistant to learning literacy in a traditional way.   






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Sarah Ablitt BA (Hons) PGDipSpLD
Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK