For those of us who always excelled in language related tasks, at school or at work, it can be difficult to put yourself in the shoes of a child with a writing disability. This module provides a writing task that allows us to get an idea of what it might be like for our students who struggle with a writing disability. After experiencing a simulation of the struggle our students experience all day, every day, in school hopefully we can be more sympathetic to that struggle and more effective in our planning and support of those students.
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The activity in this module was adapted from workshops provided by Dr. Mel Levine and Rick Lavoie, whose work can be found at
Find the playlist for the full set of videos in this module series here:
Writing Interventions Playlist
Find each of the modules from this playlist here:
Writing Interventions: What Makes Writing so Challenging for our Students?
Writing Interventions: Writing Disability Simulation
Writing Interventions: Form and Function of Writing
Writing Interventions: Writing Interventions for Language Part 1
Writing Interventions: Writing Interventions for Language Part 2