Accomodating children with special
Learning is a complex process which involves many skills which we often take for granted such language production and understanding, visualization of problems, coordination for writing, memory, attention, the ability to see, hear, the ability to sit still, and the ability to sustain repetitive activity for long periods of time.A variety of emotional, learning, developmental, and medical conditions can influence these basic skills and interfere with a child’s success and self-esteem in school.These traits are usually not isolated ones; rather, they appear in varying degrees and amounts in most learning disabled students. Teaching learning disabled youngsters will present you with some unique and distinctive challenges.Not only will these students demand more of your time and patience; so, too, will they require specialized instructional strategies in a structured environment that supports and enhances their learning potential.Providing for their instructional needs is not an easy task and will certainly extend you to the full limits of your own creativity and inventiveness. Keep some of these instructional strategies in mind: To obtain additional information on teaching gifted students, contact the National Association for Gifted Children at 1707 L Street N.
At other times the message that the child “does not qualify” comes from a lack of understanding of provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
This lack of understanding often places parents and schools in conflict and jeopardizes a positive school experience for the struggling child.
The area of disability case law, which is based upon decisions and interpretations of the law that have been upheld under the scrutiny of the courts, is a rapidly developing area of law.
(CHADD) has been amongst a group of organizations which have utilized section 504 to provide advocacy for children’s needs in the classroom.
Since Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD or ADHD) is a common disorder which has often resulted in controversy and misunderstanding, parents have often found protection for their children under a section 504 plan.