Trinity Valley Community College

   


Advisement
Center


TVCC - Athens Campus
Admin Bldg, room 124

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6350 main
(903) 675-6209 fax

advisinghelp@tvcc.edu

 
Shelia Jones, M.S.
Director of Student
Pathways & Success
(903) 675-6383
sjones@tvcc.edu
 
Melinda Berry, M.A.
Counselor
(903) 675-6224
mlberry@tvcc.edu

Dennis Nolley, M.A.
Advisor
(903) 675-6343
dnolley@tvcc.edu
 


 
TVCC - Palestine Campus
Admin Bldg, room 142

2970 N St Hwy 19
PO Box 2530
Palestine, TX  75802
(903) 729-0256 main
(903) 723-7073 fax
 
Vicki Dossett, M.S.
Counselor
(903) 723-7046
vdossett@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Provost


 
TVCC - Terrell Campus
Admin Bldg, room 109

1200 East I-20
PO Box 668
Terrell, TX  75160
(972) 932-4904 main
(972) 563-4961 fax
 
Luanne Bourland, M.E.
Counselor
(972) 563-4932
lbourland@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Algia Allen
Provost


 
TVCC - Health Science
Center/Kaufman

HSC, room 117

800 Hwy. 243 West
Kaufman, TX  75142
(972) 932-4909 main
(972) 932-5751 fax
 
Jeffrey Ballom, M.S.
Counselor
(972) 932-5721
jballom@tvcc.edu
 
Dr. Helen Reid
Provost

Dyslexia
   
Posted: 1/20/2012 9:04:20 AM
Over the years, the term dyslexia has been given a variety of definitions, and for this reason, many teachers have resisted using the term at all. Instead, they have used such terms as "reading disability" or "learning disability" to describe conditions more correctly designated as dyslexia.


Reading and related language-based learning disabilities

Signs and Symptoms

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Experiences decoding errors, especially with the order of letters
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
  • Has trouble with spelling
  • May have difficulty with handwriting
  • Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
  • Has difficulty with written language
  • May experience difficulty with math computations
  • Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
  • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was

Strategies

  • Provide a quiet area for activities like reading, answering comprehension questions
  • Use books on tape
  • Use books with large print and big spaces between lines
  • Provide a copy of lecture notes
  • Don’t count spelling on history, science or other similar tests
  • Allow alternative forms for book reports
  • Allow the use of a laptop or other computer for in-class essays
  • Use multi-sensory teaching methods
  • Teach students to use logic rather than rote memory
  • Present material in small units