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The Benefits of Video for Students with Dyslexia

Oct 28, 2020 7:33:02 AM

Video can be a powerful and engaging teaching tool. But did you know that it can also be used to help students who have dyslexia? According to researchers, people with dyslexia are often very motivated to learn and many have strong academic skills in areas other than reading (source). Dyslexia affects the way that learners process information, so they may have difficulty understanding and remembering things that they see and hear (source), which can impact attainment and wellbeing in the classroom. 

It's important to provide accommodations for dyslexic learners so that resources are accessible and students feel involved in their learning. Video is a perfect tool for strategies such as combining visual and aural information, which helps students understand and remember material more effectively than traditional teaching methods (source). Plus, videos come with a whole host of other features that can be beneficial for those with dyslexia. For example, captions can help students match words with pronunciations and the ability to rewind or pause a video gives learners an opportunity to review the content. 

Keep reading to discover some top videos from our partners that can help students with dyslexia reach their full potential. 

Would you like to find out more about how you can utilize video to enhance learning for your students?  Get in touch with us in the chat or schedule a consultation

1- Digraph Rap by Kids Learning Videos 

Need a great way for your students to master digraphs? Try the Digraph Rap! This Rap teaches the sh, ch, ea, and ou sounds in a fun and easy way.

 

 

2- Rules and Patterns by Sir Linkalot 

Sir Linkalot shares the best way to recognize word endings with patterns like “tion” and “ight”. Use his linking words and tricks to help students remember how to pronounce these words and understand their endings.

 

 

3- Phonetical Awareness by Wonderscape 

Do your students need some help with phonological awareness and understanding syllables and phonemes? This Wonderscape video is a great resource to reinforce or teach new concepts in phonetics.

 

 

To discover more tips on using video to differentiate lessons for students with different needs, check out our free differentiated instruction ebook. If you want to find out how Boclips can help educators enrich their lessons with video safely and affordably, get in touch.  

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Kim Ramsey

Written by Kim Ramsey

Kim is Boclips' Director of Partner Success and manages both K-12 and business education accounts. She is a former K-12 educator and Director of Instructional Technology and holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology.