Types of Learning Disabilities Tips

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How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Abstract Thinking

Conceptual problems:

May have trouble with abstract concepts like figures of speech and reading for content.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Dyslexia

Trouble Reading words and sentences

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Movement Disability

Fine muscles don't work well together:

Problems may show up when a child begins to write, with poor and slow handwriting.

Trouble using large muscle groups:

A child may seem clumsy and fall or stumble often.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Dyscalculla

Trouble with math problems and concepts.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Language Disability

Answers questions poorly:

While not struggling with spontaneous language, a child with a "demand language" problem needs more time to organize thoughts and find the right word.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Dysgraphia

Trouble forming letters or writing in a defined space.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Memory

Short -Term Memory Loss:

Frequently forgets new information, like how to spell a word, unless concentrating.

Long-Term Memory Loss:

Troubles here would severely impair normal hearing.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. While not a learning disability, it affects about a third of children who have one.

   
How can I tell if my child has a learning disability?

Sequencing

Trouble putting things in order:
May read d-o-g as g-o-d or have trouble relating events i the proper sequence.

Trouble extracting information:

Canmemorize a list, but has trouble isolating single elements - for example, answering "What comes after Tuesday?"

   
How can I best help my child with school?

Be a cheerleader!

Parents don't have to be professors to help their children succeed in school.Today's students may have subjects that you never had or that you didn't like
when you were in school.

You can still help your children by praising their progress, getting help from teachers, or researching additional resources like the Homework Motivator and
Noble Learning Systems' other do better in school products…I know, shameless plug ;)

All kidding aside, never feel that you have to be an expert in a subject to help with homework. One of the best ways is to have your kids actually teach you!
Sounds crazy? Listen to this.

In most teacher training classes, they show what is called an inverted learning triangle. It lists methods of teaching and learning from the least to the most effective.

At the top (least effective) is lecturing! Next was only reading material (not very effective).

Then reading and listening together (so-so), then discussion (pretty good), then learn by doing (pretty darn good).

Finally at the bottom, lay the most effective, super duper, unbeatable way to learn material effectively…teaching others!

On a side note; when I became a teacher I actually mailed my old, boring lecture teachers a copy of this triangle…they were quite insulted. Ha, Ha!!

Most teachers really do want children to learn and want parents and families to be involved in their children's education. Stay in touch with your child's teacher, and they will also help and offer their own homework tips and ideas on how you
can help.

So don't be intimidated by AP Calculus, Honors Biology, or plain ole' English composition. Use the chance to bond with your kids, and have them show you
the ropes.

   
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