Friday, October 30, 2015

Tutoring For Kids With Learning Disabilities (part 1 of 2)

If your kid is falling behind in school work, then tutoring could help in boosting those grades.  But if your child has a diagnosed learning disability (LD), then you should have a specialized tutor that can handle the disability.

Children with disability cannot improve on their own, they need somebody to help them and show them how to learn easily.  Most people would think that learning disabilities are intellectual defects, but actually is has something to do with how the brain functions.  Problems in processing sensory information are reasons for learning disabilities.

The most common learning disabilities are:

• Dyslexia – Children with dyslexia would experience problem in processing language.  They would encounter problem in reading, writing, spelling and speaking.

• Dyscalculia -  Children with dyscalculia would mainly have problems in math.  In general, they would have difficulty in solving math problems, understanding time and using money.

• Dysgraphia – This kind of learning disability could result to problems with writing, spelling and organizing ideas.

• Dyspraxia – This is a sensory integration disorder.  Those who suffered this learning disability would have difficulty in motor skills, hand and eye coordination, balance and manual dexterity.

• Auditory Processing disorder- Just the same as its name, it would be about problems in hearing and differentiating sounds which would affect their reading, comprehension and also language.

• Visual Processing Disorder- This is mainly about problems in interpreting and reading visual information like maps, charts, symbols and pictures.

A tutor would be able to reinforce lessons taught in school.  A tutor can also help the children develop their study skills which is a positive manner. A tutor would also help the children get as much practice as they need to learn and overcome their disabilities. Surveys have also showed that it a child is tutored, there would be a relative increase in self-confidence ad esteem. 


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