Teaching a student with dyslexia can be discouraging at times.
You think the student has mastered a sound only to realize the next day that they have not. So you start the lesson over again and again and again.
This experience can be frusterating for the student and teacher. Stay positive and keep going. Eventually the student will master the sound and you’ll move on to the next lesson.
Don’t place your expectations on the student.
Allow the student to master the sound before moving on to the next lesson so that they will not feel overwhelmed and frusterated.
Students process information at different speeds. Let the child ask for help before giving a clue or the answer. I’ve had students take up to 18 seconds to recall a sound or word. (If you have a student that processes very slowly please read the post Beyond Tutoring).
If you are not able to be positive take a break.
Its ok to need a break. Give yourself a week and then begin again.
If you are not having success with your student or child please send me a comment I’d love to give you help.