A learning disability is a term used to define difficulty in the ability to learn new skills, understand new information and put this knowledge to use. Learning disabilities are also known as learning disorders and encompass a number of learning problems related to reading, writing, listening, speaking and reasoning. Even though learning disabilities manifest differently in children, there are some common signs and symptoms that can help in identifying the disabilities at an early stage. Following are common signs and…

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Improving Reading Fluency

Posted on April 27, 2019

Reading fluency refers to the ability to read fast, accurately and with proper expression. Also, it is important to read at a balanced speed. Fluent reading helps in improving the understanding of the subject. Let’s take a look at some tips for improving reading fluency: Read Aloud To Children: By reading aloud to children, one models how to read fluently. For students to read fluently, they must first understand the meaning of fluency by listening to a good reader. While…

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Common Symptoms Of Dyslexia

Posted on March 12, 2019

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder characterized by difficulty in reading and learning. The causes of Dyslexia have been linked to certain genes affecting reading & language processes of the brain, premature birth as well as lifestyle & health of the mother during pregnancy. However, timely assessment and intervention can help in managing the symptoms effectively. Symptoms Even though the first symptoms of Dyslexia can be spotted before a child goes to school, the most prominent ones become apparent when…

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A learning disability is a condition that affects the processing and expression of information by an individual. The condition affects a child’s written expression, computation skills, comprehension, spelling and problem solving skills. A little awareness on learning disabilities and their management can help the afflicted in leading a normal life with minimal issues. Following are some frequently asked questions about learning disabilities: Does A Learning Disability Affect One’s Ability To Learn? Not at all. Children with learning disabilities are just…

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Early Signs of Reading Difficulty

Posted on January 17, 2019

Children with reading disabilities exhibit issues with retention, decoding and comprehending information. However, it is important to detect the disabilities at an early stage because they can be improved with the help of a therapist and some effort on the part of teachers as well as parents. Following are some signs that can be helpful in identifying a reading difficulty at the earliest to ensure timely intervention and help: Difficulty In Remembering Letter Sounds: If a child finds it difficult…

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Recognizing Reading Problems

Posted on December 26, 2018

Children may face difficulty in reading because of Dyslexia, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), APD (Auditory Processing Disorder), Visual Processing Issues, or other issues that should be diligently probed. However, the good news is that if the cause of reading problem is detected early, parents along with the child’s teacher can make efforts to help the kid. Following are some suggestions on ways to recognize reading problems in your child so that you can start taking necessary measures to help…

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A child’s parent is the first person to be aware of issues with his learning abilities. It’s the parent’s sole responsibility to communicate the difficulties a child may be facing at school with the teachers in a calm way. Communicating with your child’s teacher effectively will help reap the desired results fast. The communication between a parent and a teacher of a dyslexic child is critical for the child’s development. It is the stepping stone towards creating positive long-term outcomes…

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Components of Reading Instruction

Posted on October 26, 2018

Effective reading instruction helps learners foster their strengths and shore up their weaknesses when reading. The quality of instruction offered to learners/students is the key to form a strong foundation for reading that will last a life-time. Following is a list of some components of reading instructions validated by experienced teachers: Phonological And Phonemic Awareness: Phonological awareness refers to the awareness of words, sounds, rhymes and syllables that make a language. Phonemic awareness on the other hand is an important…

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Types of Learning Disabilities

Posted on September 24, 2018

Learning disabilities are caused by a lag in processing certain information which in turn affects basic skills such as reading, writing and math. These disabilities also affect higher level skills like planning, organization, abstract reasoning, memory and attention. However, it is important to note that learning disabilities are not intellectual disabilities and sometimes those with learning disabilities have been shown to have an above average IQ.  It is important to have a thorough understanding of different types of learning disabilities.…

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Facts About Learning Difficulties

Posted on August 28, 2018

Learning difficulties manifest in the form of problems related to learning such as difficulty in reading, listening, speaking, solving academic problems etc. Such problems make it difficult to take in new information and retain it. Learning difficulties are a common phenomenon yet many people don’t know important facts about them. Let’s take a look at some facts that throw light on important aspects of learning disabilities:They Have A Genetic Tendency: It is believed that learning difficulties usually run in families…

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