Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities

Note: Not everything works for everyone.
1)  Try reading with a blue transparent film over the page. Or if you’re print readings, try printing on light blue paper.  (The science of this is iffy, and reports of efficacy anecdotal, but a cheap thing to try)
2) Read with a writing or highlighting implement in your hand and check off each sentence.  The point of the pencil or pen can also help guide your eyes.
3) Try copy and pasting text, esp. instructions, into a new document and separating each sentence, or even each part of a sentence.  (I do this when teaching Latin for all students)
Try copy and pasting text
            , esp. instructions,
into a new document
and separating each sentence,
                                  or even each part of a sentence.
4) Dictate your writing!  Your smart phone will do is for you.   It is a built in-function, but you can also get specific apps that will do the job better: https://www.cbronline.com/software/5-free-voice-to-text-apps-4653289/ 
5) Use a text to speech app/website to listen to the texts you need to read.  Many are available free.  The disability services offic on campus may give you access to better quality ones.  https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
6) Explore whether a font designed for dyslexia might make reading easier.  This website can help you find your favorite: https://bdatech.org/what-technology/typefaces-for-dyslexia
7) Read the assignments aloud.  Consider recording yourself doing so.  If you feel you want to review, you can then listen to yourself read it.  Consider when playing it back to speed up the playback.  Your review is faster and it changes the voice so it can be easier to listen to.

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