Easy tips to understand and work more easily with disabled students

Reading and Writing Helping Tools for a Learning Disability-Wikibase

Tutoring students with learning disabilities (LD) requires patience and understanding.

  1. Learning disabilities range from dyslexia (the inability to read) to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to difficulties with hearing, sight or speech.
  2. A learning disabled student may experience pronounced difficulties in reading, writing, studying, speaking and/or social skills. The tutor should realize that she will not be able to “fix” the LD student’s problem, and must be willing to focus on teaching the student how to learn, rather than demanding finished results.

How can we make LD students to concentrate?


These are types that teacher and tutoring use to be able to handle situation with working with Learning Disabled Students

Ask the LD student questions to determine
if he understands an assignment or question you have posed to him. LD students
may not provide the usual cues that indicate that they are listening or
comprehending. Understand, before you undertake the task of tutoring the
student, the specific nature of her disability and the obstacles it may pose to
the normal give-and-take of a tutor-student session. 

Embrace a multisensory approach, using
visual (blackboard, projector, picture books) and auditory cues as well as
verbal ones. Use props to make lessons more vivid. Introduce the student to
mnemonic methods of memorizing subject matter. Present lessons in both written
and oral form, using each to reinforce the other. For example, whenever you
write something on a blackboard or paper, repeat it verbally.

Speak clearly and distinctly, at a rate
and cadence that the LD student can follow. Without assuming that the LD
student is deficient in intelligence, pace your instruction slowly and deliberately,
so that you can be reasonably sure the student is taking it all in.

Encourage the LD student often. Your
principal task is to teach the student how to learn, in order that he may one
day be capable of self-teaching. Don’t condescend to your student — don’t
assume that she is lacking intelligence — but reinforce her as you would any
other student, with positive comments and by setting ever-higher goals.

 On the other hand, I think that those tips are useful because it is not always an easy task to work with disabled students. The main goal in this article is to have patience and never forget to never let them down, because they will feel rejected and lose self- esteem. I had learned that in the volunteering formation, that it is always important to say with the student and be present.

Encouraging them is always important as well, because they do not have the same capacity as a “normal” student that is why encouraging them is always a good advance to do, because they could give up easily. In addition it is importance to be clear and not using complicated words. When they ask a question and do not understand always explain them in different ways. What I do with my student at the volunteering place is I totally change the game. I take the cardboards, let him pick one and make him engage in the activity.

Reference: http://www.ehow.com/how_8636552_tutor-ld-students.html, http://www.ehow.com/how_8636552_tutor-ld-students.html


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