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- Isn’t interested in reading or listening to books read by parents or teachers
- Has difficulty pronouncing words and gets frustrated when reading
- Reverses letters (b for d) and reads words like, “was” for “saw”.
- Doesn’t understand what s/he reads
- Loses place when reading; has eye tracking difficulty
- As the child reads s/he skips words or lines in the material
- Has difficulty completing other academic assignments
Second, more time or an increase in reading time will teach them to read. That is a myth because most of the LD children need another approach not more time. More time, with continued failure for reading progress, doesn’t change the reading progress.
Third, doing the same thing over and over again won’t change the results. That is a myth because if the process has not worked, teaching the same way over and over again doesn’t change the results.
What are the 3 most important factors that people need to know about Learning Disabled (LD) children?
Second, teachers and parents don’t give children with Learning Disabilities (LD) credit for their ability. These children have more ability, not less. They want to share their knowledge, but need a safe and open forum in which to do so. They can actually teach, if given the opportunity to share what they know.
Third, Learning Disabled (LD) children really have a desire to learn. They want to be recognized in an authentic sincere way that they are smart and can make a contribution.
What can we do as parents or teachers to help children with Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or behavioral problems due to reading frustration succeed?
- Give these children credit for their own personal knowledge.
- Pay close attention to listening to them and have them contribute to their learning.
- If children are included as volunteers for their classrooms and recognized for what they know, they may change their disruptive behavior and behave more positively. Every child wants to be acknowledged and recognized for what they know regardless of whether the information will help them complete standardized tests properly.
- Find opportunities where the LD children can be leaders rather than disturbers. Have them be a subject resource for a class project or activity. Give them a responsibility to share their knowledge highlighting their subject matter expertise. Many Learning Disabled (LD) children have a solid knowledge of computers and games.
To improve the children’s comprehension it is important to relate the words the children are learning to their personal experiences. The meaning of words is generally understood when children can relate to what the word means.