Helping a student living with or left by a chemically dependent parent
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Helping a student with learning disabilities
Sometimes a learning style is so noticeably different that it regularly interferes with your student's learning. These tips about learning disabilities may also help you organize your thinking about your student's problems.
What are learning disabilities?
There are at least 12 prevailing definitions and multiple disciplines (audiology, neurology, etc) involved. The commonly accepted factors are:
What are some early warning signs?
Problems with school work can involve delays, disorders, and deviations in listening and speaking; difficulty with reading, writing and spelling; difficulty in organizing thoughts (reasoning); difficulty in remembering information and instructions; difficulty in performing arithmetic operations.
Some symptoms commonly tied to learning disabilities are:
Here's a checklist of behaviors that may indicate your student has learning disabilities:
What causes learning disabilities?
Often we don't ever know, but these may be factors:
Does my student have to just suffer with his/her learning disability?
Absolutely not! There are many strategies that can help students with these needs. Once you have more detailed information, we can help you figure out how to find resources to help. Your student may profit from anything from glasses to a special school to graph paper.
Helping a student find his/her learning style
You may have already learned that your student gains and retains information more successfully in some ways than others. Those ways can be used to the student's advantage. Some of these helpful tips will seem obvious to you. That's because you have incorporated them into your style. Many students haven't reached that point.