Actually, for dyslexic students, cursive is much better for them to use. All the lower case cursive letters start at base line, so they don't have to think for EVERY single letter of a word, where to start. Our dyslexia Orton-Gillingham tester/tutor, and a well known dyslexia specialist at a conference, and the dyslexia school where my son is attending "summer reading camp" all agree. The school ONLY teaches cursive and keyboarding, no print.
I was instructed to use "Preventing Academic Failure Right Handed Cursive". This curriculum teaches all the lower cases with 5 different strokes and uses verbal prompts that you say when introducing the letters. My son has done really well with cursive. His cursive is beautiful and better than the print that he spent K-2 working on. Cursive also virtually eliminates letter reversals.
The continuity of writing words in cursive also helps them remember how to spell them.
I believe Diana King also has a cursive program especially for dyslexic students along the same lines.
www.epsbooks.com should sell both the PAF and Diana Kings writing programs.
Hope that helps.
Chris, wife to Raf(95), and Mom to Katy(98), Noah(00), and VJ(06)