By Peter Westwood
A Parent's consultant to studying problems offers mom and dad with a transparent rationalization of the various explanations of kid's difficulties in studying. The ebook includes jargon-free and sensible recommendation for aiding teenagers with analyzing, writing, and arithmetic. It additionally explains how formerly confirmed and powerful equipment could be carried out in home-tutoring occasions, in addition to in class. whereas the focal point is on young ones with normal studying problems, the ebook additionally offers vital information regarding instructing and dealing with youngsters with highbrow, actual, and sensory disabilities, in addition to autism. A Parent's consultant to studying problems additionally contains hyperlinks to on-line details assets and references to books that might be valuable.
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Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 5, 3, 24–35. 23 24 a pare n t ’ s g u i d e t o lear n i n g d i ff i cul t i e s Placement – a dilemma for parents For parents of children with a disability, it is often extremely difficult to decide whether or not to have their child educated in an ordinary school or in a special school. Obviously, parents want their child to have the best opportunity to learn, not only in terms of knowledge and skills within the curriculum but also in terms of social adjustment and independence in the community.
Understanding is usually checked by obser ving what the child is doing (for example, in a written exercise), asking the child questions, asking the child to explain or setting an appropriate little test or quiz. ’ It will simply get a nod of agreement. Guided practice The only way that a child will master a new skill or concept is to create situations where he or she must apply the knowledge. In moving towards independence, children must engage in much practice in order to inter nalise the new area of learning.
What did I say that we needed to do next? ’ ◗ If you are demonstrating something on paper – for example, how to subtract 29 from 113 – make sure that the child can see clearly what you do at each step. ‘Think aloud’ as you perform each step of the calculation. Write the problem again, and then ask the child to follow the same steps and explain each step to you. ◗ If you are demonstrating at a board, make sure the child is attending closely and can see clearly what you are doing. ◗ If you are demonstrating a skill such as how to open a file on the computer, think aloud as you carry out each step.