View Full Version : "Three-Dimensional Learning" for dyslexia

01-22-04, 09:54 AM
I've been reading about dyslexia, because my 5-y.o. shows some of the signs already. Many of the articles say that "3-dimensional" learning techniques are best for these kids. The one specific example I saw was using clay to make letters and numbers. We've also been using magnetic letters and numbers. Does anyone else know of other 3-D tactics we could use?

01-22-04, 10:17 AM
Legos! Legos! Legos!!!!!!!!!

01-22-04, 10:18 AM

01-22-04, 10:24 AM
If you look through educational catalogues and site looks under the catagory of manipulatives. These also help students who are hands on learners.

Pop-up type books may be helpfull too.

01-22-04, 10:37 AM
Good ideas! If they still make Tinkertoys, those would be good too. My kids love Legos, but they build things only so they can destroy them. ;)

01-22-04, 01:21 PM

01-22-04, 03:57 PM
Cool! I love the bug-eyed thingies too. We're going to have to get some of those. I'll just have to train them to pick the #$%* things up and put them away when they're done! ;)

02-05-04, 10:39 AM
If anyone else is looking for information on this topic, I found an interesting link:

02-05-04, 11:38 AM
how about cutting the letters of the alphabet out of different grains of sandpaper. then maybe gluing the alphabet onto blocks of wood.

the idea being to create a "tactile" alphabet. if you are crafty, you could find different types of fabric, smooth, slippery, nubby, etc. and create an alphabet from those materials.

i saw an idea like this in a book about the montessori method of teaching. they had a sandpaper alphabet. so, i wonder if these are available somewhere for purchase? they'd probably cost a fortune though.... :*(

oooo, looky here! (just found this website -- tgfg (thank god for google) (scroll down to "3. sandpaper letters")

my daughter's teacher put finger paint into a plastic ziplock bag. then had the kids "write" on the bag. (close supervision recommended!)

02-05-04, 12:05 PM
Cool website! Thanks! (I say tgfg every day...)