For example, many times they cannot tell the difference between similar letters or numbers. Many children also exhibit visual perceptual problems during their early exposure of reading instruction, but most children soon learn the appropriate visual discrimination and the associated letter sound, etc. However, it is the children that continue to experience these problems that are diagnosed as having learning difficulties. The proper identification of a learning problem is only the first step in the redemption process. Before the data obtained from testing and from subjective observations can have... ... middle of paper ... ...mined by the capabilities of the child himself.
Many teachers and parents believe that putting children with ADD in specialized classes will help them to overcome their problems and become more successful in the classroom, but instead it will slow down their learning process, slow down their social skill development, and it will also teach them that they can use ADD as an excuse in other areas in their life(Child Development Institute). Attention Deficit Disorder is a disorder that is growing daily. In the 1920's only one out of every eight children, since then that number steadily increasing by the year, now one in every three children suffers from ADD(Cowan). Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition that causes people to have problems learning, behaving and even getting along with others. People that are diagnosed with ADD usually struggle with one or more of these common symptoms.
For a long time, dyslexia has been causing many humans, especially children, to have learning difficulties. The World Federation of Neurologists define dyslexia as, "a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities" ("Dyslexia," 2013). Sometimes the letter m might look like w, and the number 3 might look like 8; dyslexia basically makes it harder for people to improve their language abilities. This is the behavior I wish to change because of the many negative impacts it has on people's literacy skills and lives. Many dyslexic children have considerable disadvantages while reading out loud or taking exams, giving us incorrect assessments of their abilities.
Boys are four times more likely to have ADHD than the girls. Students without the disorder that work around children with ADHD have trouble working with them and may think that the child is weird or annoying. The reason they would think this way about another child is that the child acts differently then what they consider to be normal behavior during school. There was a kid in my elementary class with ADHD in my sixth grade class. He had a hard time focusing during the lesson and would start taking whenever he wanted during the class.
Students with dyslexia also have difficulties with spelling, understanding language they hear, or expressing themselves clearly in speaking or in writing. Wilkins (2002), states that “an unexpected gap exists between their potential for learning and their school achievement.” Dyslexia presents differently in many people and each person has their own strengths and weaknesses (Wilkins, Angela, Garside, 2002). Dyslexia affects people throughout
Dyslexic individuals also lack the ability to comprehend text. Although every child is different from the other in reading rate, but if a child is significantly performing below his or her peers after months of reading instructions, this could point to the direction of dyslexia. In addition, having the fear of going to school especially on Mondays could also indicate possible sign of dyslexia. These set of children complain or even cry on school days for the fear that they can be asked to read and spell (Siegel, 2006).Children with this kind of phobia can be identified in kindergarten and intervention programs can be rendered as appropriate. To diagnose dyslexia a physician will examine the child and ask for a history of symptoms related to dyslexia and a complete medical history.
Also, they have problems with understanding the language and this leads to doing the academics poorly. (Hotz, Me) This disorder doesn’t only occur in children it can occur in teens and adults as well. Dyslexia in adults is more sever, because they have had it as children, which means they could be reading at a third grade level book. (Me, Hotz) Children struggle with dyslexia to. They stumble or struggle with words.
Furthermore, the child may confuse shapes, order of letters, and may not be able to focus on a specific object for a long period of time. For example, a child experiencing these difficulties may confuse the shape of a triangle for a square or see the word "bat" and read the letters backward which results in them actually seeing "tab." Finally, as many as fifteen to thirty percent of children within the United States undergo this problem and are said to have a reading disorder, caused by and known as dyslexia. Many studies have been conducted to find out more about this disorder; however, they all seem to suggest that dyslexia runs throughout families and is passed on to many children genetically. Dr. Larry Cardon, a statistical geneticist, found evidence that "a gene for dyslexia sits on chromosome number six, which is one of the twenty-three...
These disorders are a serious problem affecting thousands of students every year. Students have trouble staying focused, list... ... middle of paper ... ... of these factors, the system must look at all of the various ins and outs and work out how best is this child going to learn. Sometimes it takes a while and sometimes teachers have to try different things. As special education teachers, they know what works for one child may not work for another even though they have the same processing deficits. Once you hit the right combination it becomes very satisfying.
Many kids in high school, even 9th and 10th graders, can have 3 or even 4 hours of homework every night. In the past couple years, homework has gotten so out of control that parents are starting to speak out, and protest the amount of homework that students get each night (Marzano). In addition, studies have been done to determine the value of homework, but overall, the results are mixed at best (Kohn). Even studies that show a positive relationship between homework and test scores, among other things, show that homework is only effective when assigned in a moderate amount. Too much homework can be counter-productive, or have adverse effects on students.