Give Accommodations and Behavior Will Improve

During a recent IEP meeting, a special education teacher said to me. “Every good educator knows that bad behavior has to be dealt with first before any learning can happen.” While there is some truth to what she said, it just simply not the case with dyslexic students. With dyslexic students, poor or negative behavior is a direct result from their difficulty with learning in the classroom.

Disruptive behavior can take on a lot of forms:

  • Becoming the class clown

  • Refusing to do an assignment

  • Talking to or disturbing other students

  • Irritating or disruptive behavior

  • Intentionally making noise

  • Throwing things