It is not because the child has a learning disability, it’s because most teachers are not properly trained to interact with ELL’s. Teachers also find it difficult, due to lack of training, having ELL’s with learning disabilities in their classrooms. More teachers would find their selves comfortable if they had training in dealing with ELL’s and ELL’s with learning disabilities. This paper discusses the issues and the concerns teachers have in dealing with ELLs and ELLs with disabilities, the challenges of identifying individuals with learning disabilities, and what type of assessments classify English Language Learners as having a learning disability. First, teachers are rarely prepared to handle the challenges of assessing students who have a learning disability coupled with limited English proficiency (Haung, Milczarski, Raby, 2011).
Students are all different. Kids all learn different ways, and at varying paces. Both Physical and Learning Disabilities can hinder a child’s learning speed and hold them back from the rest of the class. It can be very difficult to identify a child with a learning disability because students can often be misunderstood and labeled as unmotivated and lazy. These students are often ignored and not given enough individual attention, and therefore they experience difficulty and frustration all throughout their education.
Dyslexic children are a type classification for children with special needs; it does not mean that the child has a sickness that makes them look different. It just means that that classification of dyslexic children need help learning. Dyslexic children are not disabled they are like every other child they just learn different (Das, J.P) .A child with dyslexia has to work much harder in order to not fall behind in their education. A lot of the time parents think that their child is being lazy or is not smart enough but that is not the case, a child might be having difficulty understanding the material whether its math, reading, writing, spelling, even talking or hearing (Knudson, Pamela). In her Article “With positive attitude, early intervention, children can overcome learning disabilities” Knudson stated that “Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that causes the brain to process and interpret information differently.” Getting the help you need any person or child with dyslexia can overcome this obstacle to become a better reader and writer.
A lot of schools feel that all children should be exactly at the same level in each class and this is not true. Sometimes they will think that the children in this classification of slow learners are not capable of achieving at their chronological grade level. Sometimes, from the first grade on to other higher grades, a child just hasn't mastered the basic skills of learning. These children can get frustrated and even convince themselves that they cannot learn. In this instance teachers need to work with these students to teach the basic skills necessary for learning at the rate of normal student for his age.
Many at-risk students struggle with processing new information globally and cannot follow teachers when they teach step-by-step. They also cannot sit still for more than a few minutes often do not remember or understand what they read. However, this articles shows that these students when involved in hands-on activity oriented lessons become engaged in their own learning. When they are engaged, they show an increase in achievement and motivation. It is important that teachers understand that these student do not remember at least 70% of what they read or hear and they do not have the concentration to stay interested in the material in this format.
A lot of time gifted students are looked over. Mainly because they may not have the proper testing material in schools. A gifted student may not always be the student who gets an A on ever test. It may be the young child failing every test because the mater... ... middle of paper ... ...n out there who cares for them and cares about what they do. I think by encouraging and praising a child you can get them to accomplish a lot of things.
In addition, children with no self control, maturity, less understanding and don’t know how to express emotions appropriately or tiredness respond through challenging behaviour (Flicker & Hoffman, 2002). As children with challenging behaviour find it hard to communicate to adults and their peers, Neece & Baker (2008) examined children of intellectual disabilities and how it affects the parents. Children with both challenging behaviour and anti-social skills stress the parents because they do not know how to de... ... middle of paper ... ...ctual disabilities. Finally as an early childhood teacher studying I have found this literature review very educational and helpful to my practice. To be a caring teacher I should be able to understand and provide positive guidance for the children with challenging behaviour.
She also observed that in large classrooms students with learning difficulties are not managed well were they are unattended and most of the time they are off task and their failures to learn concepts go undetected. The remedy to all these problems would be support sessions by a special educator during lessons or after school support sessions by the subject teacher or academic support teacher.
Children with communication disorders regularly perform inadequate academic level, having big problems with reading, trouble understanding and express verbal communication, they avoid attending school. If they participate in interactive communication with adults in the instructive situation they may succeed in school. In many cases the use of psychological and psychiatric counseling are consider very important.
One of the most controversial issues facing educators today is the topic of educating students with disabilities, specifically through the concept of inclusion. Inclusion is defined as having every student be a part of the classroom all working together no matter if the child has a learning disability or not (Farmer) (Inclusion: Where We’ve Been.., 2005, para. 5). The mentally retarded population has both a low IQ and the inability to perform everyday functions. Activities such as eating, dressing, walking, and in some cases, talking can be hopeless for a child with mental retardation.