According to the curriculum the teachers have a responsibility to adjust the activities in the classroom in order to suit the pupils and to give them the means of assistance the pupils need to be successful in their learning. The teachers should also stimulate the interest to learn and support the pupils’ self esteem. One of the problems a dyslectic pupil faces is an often weak self esteem. Another is the weak phonological awareness which makes it hard to fully understand the context and to recognize different phonemes when writing. Their difficulties in writing results in a resistance to improve their own texts.
The methods of teaching which are said to be positive to pupils with dyslexia are used by the teachers at the reviewed school. They use teacher controlled lessons instead of individual work. They support the pupils with lesson’s notes which the pupil could complete with own words. They use pictures to support the theme of the lesson. They read many texts aloud.
Among the aids that are described as important to the dyslectic pupils are the computer and the programs adjusted to the special needs a dyslectic pupil has. The pupils in the separate class are given a computer, but the use of the supporting programmes is low. The computer is also regarded as a tool to increase one’s self esteem.
Föhrer and Magnusson as well as one of the teachers mean that the computer increase the pupil’s self esteem.
Taube asserts that in order to increase the self esteem the pupil needs to experience a number of concrete successes from one’s own work. The teachers at the reviewed school have some extra hours as a resource to use to support the pupils individually. The fact that the class is small helps the teachers to know the pupil.