A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties: How to Help Your by Peter Westwood

By Peter Westwood

A Parent's advisor to studying problems offers mom and dad with a transparent rationalization of the various reasons of kid's difficulties in studying. The booklet comprises jargon-free and sensible recommendation for supporting young children with interpreting, writing, and arithmetic. It additionally explains how formerly confirmed and powerful equipment might be applied in home-tutoring events, in addition to at school. whereas the focal point is on youngsters with normal studying problems, the e-book additionally offers very important information regarding educating and dealing with kids with highbrow, actual, and sensory disabilities, in addition to autism. A Parent's advisor to studying problems additionally contains hyperlinks to on-line info assets and references to books that may be precious.

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Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill-Prentice Hall. , & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2007). ). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Merrill-Prentice Hall. , & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2007). ). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Merrill-Prentice Hall.  Carnine, D. , Kameenui, E. , Tarver, S. , & Jongjohann, K. (2006). Teaching struggling and at-risk readers: A direct instruction approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-MerrillPrentice Hall.  Individuals with the condition vary greatly one from another. Some children with mild autism are close to normal in many aspects of their behaviour, but others are very low-functioning in terms of intelligence, self-control, communication and social skills.

An audiologist assesses the specific needs of the child and a hearing aid is prescribed to suit the individual’s profile. While they are very helpful to children with a conductive hearing loss, no hearing aid fully restores hearing, even when carefully tailored to the child’s characteristics. The great limitation of the commonly used hearing aid is that it amplifies all sound, including noise in the classroom. The advantage of the radio frequency aid is that it allows the teacher’s voice to be received with minimum interference from environmental noise.

Praise, comment upon and reinforce good answers. Reinforcement When working with children, positive reinforcement (any form of reward) is an important component of effective teaching and learning. Reinforce­ ment is particularly important when working with children who have learning difficulties. Learning theory suggests that when a particular behaviour or response brings a pleasing result or is positively rewarded, that behaviour or res­ponse is strengthened and is then more likely to be repeated.

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