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Teaching students with learning disabilities


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Helping children with their educational is important, you can find great information and facts on the english tutors website. Teaching students with learning disabilities is a challenge.

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Teaching students with learning disabilities

  1. 1. Teaching students with learning disabilities
  2. 2. Helping children with their educational is important, you can find great information and facts on the english tutors website. Teaching students with learning disabilities is a challenge.It requires building the confidence and capabilities of the child. However, teachers can achieve this goal by tailoring their classroom environment as well as teaching and testing strategies to incorporate the unique needs of these children.
  3. 3. It is encouraging to see learning difficulties being acknowledged as genuine disabilities. This has made life much easier for children suffering from difficulties in reading, comprehension, coordination, an d numerical ability.Parents have to be sensitive to signs of learning disabilities in their children.
  4. 4. However, once the disability has been diagnosed, it becomes the responsibility of the teacher to ensure that an appropriate learning environment is provided to the child.The teacher should provide such learning material that the student can deal with. He or she should also adopt such strategies that take into account the unique capabilities of the student.
  5. 5. The first thing a teacher needs to do is build a rapport and mutual trust with the student.It is important for the child to feel accepted and respected with his or her learning disability.
  6. 6. The teacher can do this by being appreciative of the childs contributions in class and by avoiding to offer help when it is not required.Most children with learning disabilities can perform their daily work on their own and should be allowed to work independently when they desire.
  7. 7. In the classroom, make sure the child is seated in a place where you can notice him or her. Do not interpret a lack of response from the child as a lack of attention or concentration. Inspire the child by highlighting examples of people who succeeded in life despite their learning disabilities.Provide a congenial classroom environment by removing physical distractions such as noise or noxious paint fumes.
  8. 8. Teachers also need to adopt presentation or explanation techniques that take into account the variations in learning abilities in the classroom.One common learning disability is dyslexia in which children have difficulty in reading properly. When presenting or explaining material, supplement what you have written on the board with oral explanation.
  9. 9. This will reduce the pressure on the child suffering from dyslexia. Break down your material into simple steps as it will help to organize the material for the child.You may provide a written or graphic breakdown of the course content. You may even skip some topics that require extensive reading.
  10. 10. When providing reading material to the child, make sure that it is appropriate for the childs ability to read.It is better to provide an audio tape along with the book because children with dyslexia find a combination of visual and auditory cues more conducive to reading and comprehension.
  11. 11. It is even desirable to assign reading with illustrations as it helps children to comprehend and remember the information given in the text.In class, make sure you read out to the student and ask him or her to follow it on the page.
  12. 12. Children with learning disabilities suffer most at the testing stage. Most tests are designed as written tests requiring extensive reading and comprehension of the written information.This puts children with learning disabilities at a disadvantage even before they have attempted the test.
  13. 13. Teachers should develop testing strategies that take into account the challenges faced by such children. They should include oral questions or tasks that require hands-on activity.Learning is critical, it is an journey and a path for your boys and girls, for additional beneficial information about a this subject maths tutor Melbourne website.