2. Characteristics of SLD / causes Perception difficulties - characteristics 3. Remediation - individual (child) / parent / teachers/ society
Early intervention - importance
What, whom & how – for both of the above…
Learning difficulties are more prevalent in our school system than what meets the eye. This debilitating learning condition interferes with classroom learning for the child even when the child exhibits average to high general abilities .You can assist such a child in learning better by helping identify this condition using scientifically developed psychological tests that screen for learning related problems.
Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.
Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."
Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.
High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.
Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.
Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."
Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.
Vision, Reading, and Spelling ~ Can read a word on one page, but not on the next page ~ Knows phonics, but can’t—or won’t—sound out an unknown word ~ Slow, inaccurate reading of words in isolation (when there is no story line or... [continues]
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