Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities impede higher level skills, short term and long term memory and basic skills such as reading and writing. Learning disabilities are examples of centered neurological problems. Learning disabilities thus provides a slit between a person’s actual achievement and his or her potential. Wong. (2003, p 60-72). Illustrates how Learning disabilities differ from learning problems hence individuals with learning disabilities may be intelligent or average but lack the ability to express their skills. Learning disabilities lack a cure. Thus, they cannot be fixed. Though, with learning, support and involvement during early stages of development of a child, success in school may be achieved.

In order to teach children with learning disabilities, it is significant to identify the particular type of learning disability that the child may be experiencing. Examples of learning disorders include Auditory processing disorder, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and language processing disorder. Each learning disability affects a unique part in learning. For instance, dyscalculia affects an individual’s capability to understand numbers while language processing affects an individual’s ability to differentiate between sounds. (Myklebust, 1967, p 56-64) Learning disability may be identified through evaluation of the child’s ability to finish an assignment in time, spelling proficiency, math skills, reading skills, and handwriting.

The type of learning disability is identified at early ages, and the child is taught how to overcome a problem through the development of an effective, organized strategy through brain training. Several strategies are employed to equip the children with such disabilities. It is important to ask questions that help the children understand better, providing the syllabus earlier, providing chapters that contain key points of study and a study guide.

Learning disabilities in children may be reduced significantly through brain training and improvement on the ability to handle a particular problem when confronted.

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