Rants & Raves by Dyslexia Victoria Online

Children with dyslexic issues can be taught abstract concepts like measurements but they need to experience them with some sort of real world connection.  As well, most begin to develop the ability to understand abstracts when they get to about 12 to 14 years of age. Here is a simple way to introduce measurements in a way that can make sense to these kids.

Introduce the idea of measurements by having them measure an object, like a door or window, with a 3 foot ruler or met stick. Before you start this process though, you have to explain what to do first but even more importantly you need to explain to them why they need to know how to do this. When will they ever need to know how to measure anything at all? You could explain that you are going to build a new play house and need to…

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