Oogprobleme en leerprobleme

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Nikita het vroeër oor ‘n sindroom gepraat wat die leer- en leesproses beïnvloed. Ek help tans ‘n paar outjies met lees- en leerprobleme om eksamen te skryf. Dis alles deel van alternatiewe assessering – wat beteken dat hulle volgens die voorskrifte van ‘n sielkundige gehelp word om vraestelle te voltooi. Die vraestelle word weer en weer gelees en dan word die antwoorde gelees om te sien of dit verstaanbaar is (in terme van spelling). So baie keer wonder ‘n mens of die probleem nie dalk elders lê nie…Hier is nog ‘n paar dinge om te probeer om outjies te help wat sukkel met lees. Dalk het een van hulle Irlen-sindroom…

Symptoms of Irlen’s Syndrome

* Trouble reading words
* Headache while reading
* Weaker academic performance
* Weak concentration
* Complains of eye strain while reading
* Tires while reading
* Depth perception is much weaker
* Will also affect math performance
* Often exhibits sensitivity to lights especially fluorescent types
* Trouble focusing
* Weak/poor comprehension
* Difficulty tracking words on a line and will often skip words
* Reads in a strained word by word fashion and with great hesitancy
* Avoids reading
* Weaker written work
* Trouble copying
* Random spacing
* Ramdomletter sizes
* Writing up or downhill
* Inconsistent spelling

The reason for all of these symptoms is largely due to the fact that print looks different to individuals with Irlen’s Syndrome.

How can you help?

* Dimmer lights
* Natural lighting appears to help – sit naby ‘n venster
* Irlen lenses (coloured lenses, coloured overlays)
* Coloured paper for reading materials and worksheets – veral geel help blykbaar goed
* Additional time for reading assignments
* If lights can’t be dimmed, individuals should be allowed to wear a visor.
* Shorten time spent on reading – korter leesstukke, groter skrif en duideliker letterformasies
* Provide more frequent breaks
* Allow the child to use a ruler to ease the tracking of words while reading. – Gebruik ook ‘n kaartjie of een met ‘n venstertjie daarin om bo-oor die teks te gly.

Idees om spelwoorde vas te lê

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Ek het vroeër vanjaar op hierdie juweeltjie afgekom.  Hopelik kan dit ‘n juffrou of ouers help.  Dit behoort goed te werk met die aandagafleibare outjies.


  1. Caribbean Spelling – hands on hips, and swivel on each letter. On the word, say, “Woo!”
  2. Sing opera style
  3. Box It / Kickbox It – Correspond right/left arm/leg with vowels or consonants
  4. Frisbee _ throw each letter as you would a frisbee
  5. Yo-yo – bend your arms at the elbow and alternate your hands up and down as you say each letter.
  6. Voices _ change your voice for each repetition: loud, soft, whisper, squeak, growl, baby-talk, etc.
  7. Groups _ different groups cheer after each other (boys, then girls, then whole class)
  8. Blast Off – start crouched at floor as you say each letter get a little higher, when jump into the air as you say the whole word I also use frog-jumps. They are similar to Blast-off. We start standing up. As we say each letter, we crouch down a little farther. Then, as we say the word, we “jump”.
  9. Hand Jive – just like on the playground, pair up and clap hands for consonants and lap clap for vowels
  10. Back Tracer – sit in circle and trace the letters as you spell on a partners back
  11. Mouse -squeaky voice with hands curled up by face
  12. Robot -in robotic voice with arms moving back and forth (“Danger! Danger! Will Robinson” style)
  13. Fly it like a bird -arms flapping up and down
  14. Chicken – arms folded up to make wings and head moving forward
  15. Nose – hold your nose and spell it
  16. Cheer It (Give me an “h” , etc.) Like a cheerleader.
  17. Pat — pat our heads for tall letters, tummies for short letters and knees for ones that go below the line
  18. Beat it on our Desks
  19. Snap and Clap — We snap for the vowels and clap for the consonants.
  20. Raise the Roof — We just push up toward the ceiling, one push for each letter.
  21. Ketchup — Shake our hand like we’re trying to get ketchup out of a bottle.
  22. Disco (Hand up for consonants, hand down for vowels) Pretend to be John Travolta.
  23. Throw the Stars — Throw one hand at a time toward the ceiling for each letter.
  24. Be the Letter (Body Language) — For “s” we slither down to the floor while saying “e-e-e-s-s-“.
  25. Mexican Hat Dance (alternate feet in front)
  26. Flapping and Nodding — Pretend you’re a bird and flap your wings and nod your head for each letter.
  27. Stomping — Just stomp your feet for each letter.
  28. Army _ march letters and salute on the word
  29. Clapping Syllables — Just clap for each syllable
  30. Explosion (Volcano) (whisper, normal, loud) They love to do this. Pretty self-explanatory.
  31. Marshmallow Clap – Almost clap but stop before your hand touch. Say each letter.
  32. Hula — hands on hips, swivel, hands in air to say word
  33. Jumping Jacks — One letter for each movement.  (sterspronge)
  34. Toe Touches – touch your toes for each letter.
  35. BATTER UP – We get into the batting position and swing on each letter as we say it
  36. SLOW We hold the sound of the letter or a few seconds like sit…s……………i…………………t……………
  37. Motorcycle – We just hang on to “handle bars” and pretend that we are doing wheelies..!
  38. Dribble and Shoot — Dribble the letters and shoot the word.
  39. Cowboy — straddle chair and lasso
  40. Push-ups – or stomach crunches, bicep curls, etc.
  41. Blowing Kisses — kiss for each letter and 2 hands kiss (extend both arms out and up) for the word
  42. Pass the Ball – sit in circle and pass the ball. Last person says word and chooses the next word.”

You Know You’re a Teacher When…

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You Know You’re a Teacher When…
You repeat everything you say to your friends at least
five times.
You tell your husband to spit out his gum.
Your favourite place to shop is the teacher’s bookstore.
You can eat an entire meal in 20 minutes or less.
The neighbour’s trash looks like something you can recycle for your classroom.
You count all your Valentine Day cards and smile.
You pick up a handful of napkins in a restaurant.
Your wardrobe is covered in paint.
You wake up in the middle of the night and say, “Who’s talking?”
Other people joke that it must be nice to have four
months of vacation.
You are afraid to take a sick day because the sub doesn’t know your kids like you do.
Johnny swears and you smile, because it was a grammatically correct sentence.

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