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macdonaldke
pronouns and dyslexia
Fri Jun 12, 2015 14:55
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This confusing concept of switching pronouns (I think I had to read your comment 3 times to understand it) reminds me of a video we watched in SPE 3300 about some learning disabilities, in which the instructor taught a certain way and had resources to simulate all of the participants having a learning disability. When doing dyslexia, he handed out a small passage but said "ok any of the p's could also be d's or b's, start reading now," and called on someone who obviously struggled a good bit. We have to understand as teachers the confusing aspects of our language and what it is like to experience these difficulties as a student with certain challenges.

  • even more complex - koppenhaverd, Fri Jun 12 12:56
    Pronoun referents are indeed difficult because they require inferencing. What makes some even harder is the concept of deixis. That words can change meanings depending on who is talking. I am me if I ... more
    • pronouns and dyslexia - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 12 14:55
    • Reply to: even more complex - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 12 13:42
      I totally understand. I think this is why it is important to continue going over 'simple' pronouns. I think this is why it is so interesting to me because of all the different meanings the words can... more
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