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Children and youth with attention deficit disorder (ADD) often have serious problems in school. Inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, disorganization, and other difficulties can lead to unfinished assignments, careless errors, and behavior which is disruptive to one's self and others. Through the implementation of relatively simple and straightforward accommodations to the classroom environment or teaching style, teachers can adapt to the strengths and weaknesses of students with ADD. Small changes in how a teacher approaches the student with ADD or in what the teacher expects can turn a losing year into a winning one for the child.
Teaching Students with ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder): Special Education Articles, Tips & Advice for ADD or ADHD StudentsAttention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity and a limited attention span. It was previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Treatment can include a combination of medication and behavior modification. Whether a parent or teacher, read on to find intelligent and sensitive discussions, informative articles and helpful tips to teaching students with ADHD. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
What are learning disabilities? Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation.
A graphic designer from the Netherlands, Christian Boer, has developed a new font to aid his dyslexia. The font, called Dyslexie, isn’t the first of its kind, but according to Scientific American in an article published Wednesday, “it has received much fanfare from sufferers.” Boer first designing his font in 2008 while studying at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and in 2010 a fellow student conducted an independent study on the font as part of a master s thesis project. Participants in the study said the font improved their reading accuracy and allowed them to read for longer periods of time before tiring.
Listen Noah felt like he was always hitting the books. While his friends were meeting for pickup soccer games after school, he was back home in his room reading and rereading the same material. But no matter how hard Noah studied, he had difficulty remembering things and his grades stayed average. Meanwhile, his friend Sean, who never seemed to study, always aced tests. It didn't seem fair.
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By Glenda Thorne, Ph.D. What's the Matter With Martha's Memory? Martha is a delightful child. She gets along well with her peers and has a great sense of humor. She really enjoys playing soccer and plays the game well.
Published Online: June 15, 2011 Published in Print: June 15, 2011, as Tablet Culture Gadgets & Games Jennifer Sloan, a 4th grade student at Summit View Elementary School in Independence, Ky. uses an iPad during a lesson. The northern Kentucky elementary school class received $30,000-worth of the tablet computing devices in late 2010 from the Duke Energy Corporation, for use in math and science assignments.
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Children with attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher. This page provides some practical suggestions that can be used in the regular classroom as well as the special education classroom. By looking through a given list of interventions, a teacher will be able to select one or more strategies that are suited to a specific child in a specific environment.
Some Types of Learning Disabilities — The First Step is Understanding Some types of learning disabilities can be "treated" through proper testing and training. The key is to identify the specific cognitive weaknesses causing the "disorder" and strengthen those cognitive skills through dynamic, one-on-one training and practice. For the parent, the first step is to understand the types of learning disabilities that may be affecting your child. Some Types of Learning Disabilities — General Processing Issues Some types of learning disabilities are categorized by the cognitive processing problem. This means your child may have issues with one of the following:
There is always a debate about teaching reading at F.E level to students with a learning disability (i.e teach them to use the skills they already have rather than learning using phonics) If you do want to have a go at using phonics and teaching tricky words here are some links to help you: Letters and Sounds guidance from Department of Education An over view of how and when to introduce the sounds and words can be found at: A contibutor to the TES website has listed all the key words in phase order
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By Leah Davies, M.Ed. The following list may assist teachers who work with ADHD students. For an overview of this disorder see, " Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children ." 1.
Reading Comprehension A while back I wrote to ask about specific lessons that teachers had written the comprehension strategies in Mosaic of Thought , since I wanted to do some lessons in second grade classrooms. Right after that I got the book Strategies That Work .