1. It is not an excuse
“I can’t do it because I’m dyslexic”, how often have you heard this in a classroom? And how many times after you have heard it have you thought or even said “That’s no excuse for not trying”?
Dyslexia is not a flippant excuse that many students throw around because they can’t be bothered. It is a condition that makes this very difficult for students and it as well as the student needs to be treated with dignity and respect. Imagine, if you will, you are in a foreign country and someone who you care about is with you and is very ill.