Thursday, July 22, 2010

Helping Children With Learning Disabilities

Steven has difficulty reading. Every time he knows that he will be asked to read aloud in class, he develops a stomachache.

Despite her teacher's urgings, Maria has problems writing legibly. It takes her hours to complete her homework.

Noah reads the same school assignments repeatedly. Still, he forgets the material and struggles with his grades.


STEVEN, Maria, and Noah suffer from learning disabilities, the most common of which involve reading disabilities. Dyslexics, for example, often confuse letters that have a similar appearance. Other learning disabilities are dysgraphia (a disorder that affects handwriting) and dyscalculia (difficulty with math skills). Yet, most of those with learning disabilities have average or above-average intelligence.

Symptoms of learning disabilities include delayed language skills, trouble rhyming words, habitual mispronunciation, persistent baby talk, difficulty in learning letters and numbers, inability to sound out letters in simple words, confusion involving words that sound alike, and difficulty following instructions.*

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1 comment:

duribe said...

My suggestion: Get fonts for teachers right now and see the handwriting/penmanship/reading problem go away. I was in the same situation and things have changed almost overnight. If I am not mistaken you can find it at
www.fonts4teachers.com
..or you can google it.
Great post
Julie Wu
Spe.Ed.Teacher