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For children in elementary school, consider these modifications:

*Alternate the writing assignments. For some assignments, put the emphasis on neatness and spelling and for others on grammar and style. * Help make a checklist for editing written work based on: spelling, neatness, grammar, syntax, clear progression of ideas, and organization. * Encourage writing through low-stress opportunities for writing such as letters, journals, and making shopping lists. * Create a step-by-step plan that breaks writing assignments.

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The most important thing to remember is that they are not “lazy” or “sloppy.” They are struggling mightily to do what most other children can do easily.

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An acclaimed educator and social skills ​specialist​, Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to thirty years. She founded and directs the widely acclaimed educational program, SOS, servicing all grade levels in secular as well as Hebrew studies. A kriah and reading specialist, she has given dynamic workshops and has set up reading labs in many schools. In addition, she offers evaluations G.E.D. preparation, social skills training and shidduch coaching, focusing on building self-esteem and self-awareness. She can be reached at 718-382-5437 or at rifkaschonfeld@gmail.com.

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  1. There are great tools, Bookshare.org is a must for a person with the Gift of Dyslexia. Visit their site and my blog ( mygiftofdyslexia.blogspot.com/ ) to see what awaits a person with Dyslexia, it has opened my life to reading the printed word.
    For a person with Dysgraphia Dragon Dictation is an excellent tool which I use as well.

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