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By Peter Westwood

A Parent's consultant to studying problems offers mom and dad with a transparent clarification of the various motives of kid's difficulties in studying. The booklet comprises jargon-free and useful suggestion for supporting childrens with interpreting, writing, and arithmetic. It additionally explains how formerly confirmed and powerful equipment might be carried out in home-tutoring events, in addition to at school. whereas the point of interest is on youngsters with common studying problems, the ebook additionally offers vital information regarding educating and dealing with childrens with highbrow, actual, and sensory disabilities, in addition to autism. A Parent's consultant to studying problems additionally comprises hyperlinks to on-line details assets and references to books that might be helpful.

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Any improvement in language will allow each child to understand much more of the curriculum, make better use of his or her intellectual potential, and develop socially. Over the past two decades, the movement towards integration of children with disabilities into ordinary schools has empha­ sised the value of including hearing-impaired children in ordinary classes. It is believed that regular class placement increases the need and motivation for deaf children to communicate. These children will exper­ience better social interaction and will be exposed to the more accurate language models of other children.

In S. J. Best, K. W. Heller, & J. L. ). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Merrill-Prentice Hall. 28 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 ◗ Positive social interaction with others is heavily dependent upon effective language skills. ◗ Language is important for regulating behaviour. For these reasons, development of language and communication skills in children with intellectual disability is given high priority in the special school curriculum. Social development: Children with intellectual disability often exper­ ience difficulty making friends and gaining social acceptance among other children – particularly if they have certain irritating or troublesome behaviours.

All parents are advised to seek as much information as possible about the special education support that is promised in a school. It is helpful to be able to talk with other parents who already have a child with special needs at that school, to hear their opinion. It is obviously also helpful to talk with the teacher or teachers who will be most involved with your child’s program. Ask them to describe in detail how the child will be assisted. Ask how you can best assist the child at home in order to supplement the school program.

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