Identifying and Supporting Children with Specific Learning by Pamela Deponio

By Pamela Deponio

Many youngsters event problems which impression on their studying at domestic and faculty. a few little ones are thought of to have a particular studying trouble similar to dyslexia or dyspraxia, yet different teenagers reveal a number of signs which move the limits of particular named 'conditions'. If academics are to provide acceptable aid, the authors of this hugely sensible ebook argue that they have to glance past the label to evaluate the entire baby. this is often an informative ebook which: * encourages academics to think about little ones as participants instead of trying to fit them to current units of symptoms * pinpoints the overlap of signs inside of diversified particular studying problems * considers the method of review* explains the results of the kid's problems* bargains tried-and-tested suggestions to advertise inclusive studying. lecturers, educating assistants, specific academic wishes Co-ordinators and scholars project instructor schooling classes will all locate this a refreshingly available booklet.

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My Mum is saving up for one for me to have at home – I hope she can get it soon. 2 Others have a sensory deficit. e. in placement, distance and direction). The children with these difficulties are often called clumsy because they knock things over or run into walls or fall down stairs and get hurt or hurt others on the way. Their sensory input doesn’t give them an accurate picture of where people or things are in the space around them, so mishaps occur all day long. 40 Understanding co-occurrent difficulties Case study 8 Listen to Jake, another 8-year-old who exploded, I’m fed up being called ‘clumsy’.

She worked out that his aversion to the support materials was due to the fact that he could not, in fact, read the words at all and speculated that he may be dyslexic. An interview with mum revealed Dale always asked her to read each page first and he repeated it after her. Appreciating his difficulty, Dale had quickly devised a strategy which allowed him to ‘read’ in class. He used his good auditory memory to compensate for his poor visual memory. Appropriate strategies were put in place resulting in Dale being supported from an early age.

If the children are to be confident learners they must be able to take accurate cues from the environment and use these to guide their learning. How does this happen? All learning takes place in the brain, but it is the body which acts as the vehicle by which knowledge is acquired. Both brain and body work together through the central nervous system, but both are dependent upon the senses for all information about the outer world. (Goddard 1996) Throughout life, children are constantly bombarded by information from the environment which comes through their senses and is analyzed in the cerebral cortex of the brain which then transmits instructions to the nerves in the different muscle groups which provide the action.

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