Often, when we ask staff or students to copy something from a board, or from a book, or from a separate piece of paper, we’re putting strain on cognitive functions people with dyslexia typically struggle with: working memory, convergence, phonological processing, and sequencing.
Try copying the “running banner” below, onto a sheet of paper. This simulates some of the stresses we place on dyslexics when we ask them to copy text.
This also simulates a little of what it can feel like to copy from one place to another. Try copying the text below: