Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dyslexic Students and Diagrams

Today’s law professors are encouraged to use diagrams, flow charts, and other visual explanations in their classrooms. For most students, these devices are helpful. But for dyslexic students and mildly dyslexic students, they are a challenge. These students don’t see the diagrams as you see them and may not be able to decipher them.

The suggestion: When you use a visual explanation, be sure to explain what you are saying in words that do not require reference to the visual to understand the explanation. There is a place for linear explanations.


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