BellaOnline
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo



new
Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Baptist
Florida
Cosmetics
Distance Learning
Reading




dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Learning Disabilities Site

BellaOnline's Learning Disabilities Editor

g

Fun on Hold


School can be a fun place to learn social skills, as well as earn an education. If you were to ask the average student what their favorite part of the day is, most would say recess. Students with learning disabilities may face challenges in the areas of academics and social skills.

Dyslexia is a common learning disability that impedes the ability to read and comprehend text. It is a misconception to think that dyslexia is merely the act of writing backwards. Dyslexia can have an affect on phonemic awareness, phonological processing, fluency, spelling, and comprehension. This learning disability causes issues in reading.

It seems to be common for reading to be the first thing that we think of when we refer to a learning disability. Reading is not the only area that can be affected. Math is a major concern. Reading is often needed in math. Word problems require reading skills.

Another learning disability that can affect learning in math is dyscalculia. This disorder directly affects capabilities in math. Basic math calculations, number ordering, and problem solving are some areas of concern. Students with dyscalculia may also have problems with concepts of time, measurement, and estimation.

As parents and teachers, we often encourage children to be creative. We demand them to write, write, and write some more. Writing disabilities can make this a challenge. This is called dysgraphia. Children can struggle with the act of properly holding a pencil, along with appropriate posture. There can be more to dysgraphia than physical acts. It can have an affect on the written expression. Thoughts are often disorganized, writings may be missing words, or be incoherent. Basic sentence structure and grammar may also be challenged.

Processing deficits can also be caused by learning disabilities. The student may see all this information but may have trouble making sense of it all. Instructional supports are needed to remember pertinent information needed to perform in the classroom.

Another learning disability that is common in the classroom is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This disorder affects the ability for the child to pay attention. It also prevents the child from staying on task. They mind often wanders. They are easily distracted. This disability can often be treated with medication and/or behavioral therapy.

These are some learning disabilities that can be found in a typical classroom. We must keep in mind that all children learn differently. There is no cookie cutter way of doing things. We must get in the habit of teaching each child according to his or her needs. Learning is always possible. School can be a fun place to learn academic skills, as well as develop socially.

Article By Celestine A. Gatley
A Designed Transformation
Add Fun+on+Hold to Twitter Add Fun+on+Hold to Facebook Add Fun+on+Hold to MySpace Add Fun+on+Hold to Del.icio.us Digg Fun+on+Hold Add Fun+on+Hold to Yahoo My Web Add Fun+on+Hold to Google Bookmarks Add Fun+on+Hold to Stumbleupon Add Fun+on+Hold to Reddit




Decrease Challenges with Dysgraphia
Could It Be Dyslexia?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Learning Disabilities Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
talk
Talk to Editor
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2018 by Celestine A. Gatley. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Celestine A. Gatley. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Celestine A. Gatley for details.

g


g features
Building Literacy in Older Children

Gifted Kids

Decrease Challenges with Dysgraphia

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.



vote
Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Sangria
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie



g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor