Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 pm

FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
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I am struggling to understand how a free laptop, ink, stationery and assistance at exams helps dyslexia.
There is wonderful software available that allows one to dictate to a computer and the dictation is rendered without the faults that many dyslexics can make, hence the laptop. One can then print out what's been dictated and rendered without having to struggle with typing it, hence the ink and stationery. As for the assistance at exams, if a dyslexic has great trouble or gets stressed at reading, the assistance is someone to read the questions aloud.

I imagine that part of the £400 was to pay for the equipment.
That's nice.

That would not be my approach to helping those with dyslexia.

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:28 pm

alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:12 pm
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:53 pm
I am struggling to understand how a free laptop, ink, stationery and assistance at exams helps dyslexia.
There is wonderful software available that allows one to dictate to a computer and the dictation is rendered without the faults that many dyslexics can make, hence the laptop. One can then print out what's been dictated and rendered without having to struggle with typing it, hence the ink and stationery. As for the assistance at exams, if a dyslexic has great trouble or gets stressed at reading, the assistance is someone to read the questions aloud.

I imagine that part of the £400 was to pay for the equipment.
That's nice.

That would not be my approach to helping those with dyslexia.
And what would your approach be, oh Wise One?
"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times." - Everett Dirksen

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by alittlebitmorefrench » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 pm

FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:28 pm
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:12 pm

There is wonderful software available that allows one to dictate to a computer and the dictation is rendered without the faults that many dyslexics can make, hence the laptop. One can then print out what's been dictated and rendered without having to struggle with typing it, hence the ink and stationery. As for the assistance at exams, if a dyslexic has great trouble or gets stressed at reading, the assistance is someone to read the questions aloud.

I imagine that part of the £400 was to pay for the equipment.
That's nice.

That would not be my approach to helping those with dyslexia.
And what would your approach be, oh Wise One?

Start educating people like yourself (that includes Chancer) on what Dyslexia is all about.

Chancer needs to be educated the most to be fair. I am amazed he still has front teeth. 😀

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 pm

alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Start educating people like yourself (that includes Chancer) on what Dyslexia is all about.
And you would educate me about what I have how, exactly, which was my question?
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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by vic evans » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:21 pm

My teenage granddaughter, a bright,vivacious & articulate girl was getting into all sorts of trouble at school after being repeatedly told she was thick etc by one particular teacher.
Her parents eventually got her a transfer to a college of higher education where she was quickly diagnosed with a form of dyslexia.
I'm not exactly sure of the help she was given but it involved tinted book overlays to help her read, assistance reading exam. questions & lots of one to one meetings with a specialist.
She was treated like a normal young adult which boosted her confidence no end & within a short while she was enjoying her education & progressing well.
She has now aquired educational qualifications which were previously thought impossible & is studying hard for a pedriatric nursing qualification whilst holding down a part time job in a pharmaceutical store where she works for a top of the range cosmetics company.
I'm here to help where I can. The sarcasm & insults are just a complimentary service I provide.

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by b33jay » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:14 pm

FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:12 pm
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:53 pm
I am struggling to understand how a free laptop, ink, stationery and assistance at exams helps dyslexia.
There is wonderful software available that allows one to dictate to a computer and the dictation is rendered without the faults that many dyslexics can make, hence the laptop. One can then print out what's been dictated and rendered without having to struggle with typing it, hence the ink and stationery. As for the assistance at exams, if a dyslexic has great trouble or gets stressed at reading, the assistance is someone to read the questions aloud.

I imagine that part of the £400 was to pay for the equipment.
Within the first few weeks at Uni she had been identified by a tutor as a possible dyslexic student. Dyslexia takes many forms. The tests were carried out by an independent specialist clinic and the £400 was the fee paid by the Uni. As a result of the diagnosed dyslexia the Uni provided the recommended equipment and help. She didn't use any specialised software but the coloured overlays were very helpful as was the exam help. She achieved her degree and was working in France within weeks of finishing Uni.

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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm

b33jay wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Within the first few weeks at Uni she had been identified by a tutor as a possible dyslexic student. Dyslexia takes many forms. The tests were carried out by an independent specialist clinic and the £400 was the fee paid by the Uni. As a result of the diagnosed dyslexia the Uni provided the recommended equipment and help. She didn't use any specialised software but the coloured overlays were very helpful as was the exam help. She achieved her degree and was working in France within weeks of finishing Uni.
Well done to her for getting as far as she did before it was officially diagnosed and more well done for achieving the degree and finding work in France.

BTW, I found you Ol' Sea Dog's map on the other thread.
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Re: Orthographe, or spelling to the rest of us

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:23 pm

I have a friend who decided well into her 50s she was going to do something. She went and got A levels and got on a Social Work degree course. When she started this the uni quickly became concerned she wasn’t doing as well as expected and she was diagnosed with dyslexia

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