VARK with Dyslexic Students

VARK with Dyslexic Students
August 19, 2014

I have used VARK with my dyslexic students. I translated it into Icelandic myself but never sent it to you because I wasn’t completely satisfied with the translation. The questionnaire has been very, very useful to get my students to find out about themselves and think about how they learn and how they can use their own ways to get better results. They are often surprised and say, “That’s how I am. Strange to find out only by answering some questions. This is me – I’m a K “. The dyslexic students, not surprisingly, are often AK, or K or VAK and also A. In our school there are 183 dyslexic students. That is about 20% of the students in the school. We are a dyslexic friendly school (a kind of college that prepares students for university-level and there is also a vocational school in the health sector).
Every year we have in our school a group of students from the University of Iceland that are training to be teachers. I meet the group and tell them about dyslexia and the problems that dyslexic students encounter in school. They answer the VARK questionnaire to find out how they prefer to work with information and we discuss how that will affect their teaching. This is a great success and it gets them to think about themselves and their teaching.