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Learning Disabilities

Definition

Disability in which the individual possesses average intelligence but is substantially delayed in academic achievement.

Characteristics

  • Poor spatial orientation
  • Clumsiness
  • Figure-background problems
  • Rhythmic problems
  • Problems with body awareness
  • Difficulty with motor proficiency

Teaching Strategies

  • Work on body/space problems with action songs, games, mirrors, and tactile activities
  • Work on balance and upper/lower body coordination for motor proficiency
  • Work on obstacle courses for spatial orientation
  • Use brightly colored objects for contrast
  • Give opportunity for rhythmical problems

 

 

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