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Learning Disabilities - Academic Problems

The academic deficits in children are the hallmark of his disorder

  • 1. Reading skills
  • 2. Writing skills
  • 3. Arithmetic
  • 4. Conversation skills
  • 5. Auditory perceptual deficits
    • READING SKILLS
    • • Poor reading
    • • Guessing the difficult words
    • • Missing out wards in between while reading
    • • Slow reading
    • • Missing out lines while reading
    • • Repeating the same sentence
    • • Reading without pause in between.
    • • Confusing similar words while reading.
    • • Does not see main theme in a picture: picks up some minute details.
    • • Sequencing errors: was/saw; on/no
    • • Reading improves with larger print.
    • • Loses place frequently.
    • • Complains eye hurt, itch/rubs eyes.
    • • Turns head or paper at odd angles.
    • • Reversals:’b’ for ‘d’, inversions ‘u’ for ‘n’.
    • WRITING SKILLS
    • • Poor and illegible handwriting
    • • Giving pressure on the hand while writing
    • • Interchanging of capital and small letters
    • • Improper spacing of letters/words/lines
    • • Overall in-competency in writing
    • • Mistakes while copying
    • • Inconsistency while drawing margins
    • • Phonetic spelling for words
    • • Slow writing skills
    • • Lack of fluency in writing
    • • Grammatical errors
    • • Lack of comprehensive writing
    • • Letters not on line
    • • Mirror writing
    • • Cannot color within lines
    • ARITHMETICS
    • • Confusion between similar numbers
    • • Difficulty in solving “story problems”
    • • Computational errors
    • • Incorrect problem solving strategies
    • • Difficulty in understanding basic mathematical concepts
    • • Mistakes in telling time
    • AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL DEFICITS
    • • Impaired auditory processing-cannot understand conversation delivered at normal rate.
    • • Impaired auditory discrimination-does not hear differences in sounds e.g. mat/mad; pat/pad.
    • • Cannot tell which direction sound is coming from.
    • • Cannot filter out extraneous noise-cannot distinguish teacher’s voice from others
    • CONVERSATION SKILLS
    • • Inability to narrate incidents in a precise manner.
    • • Deficient vocabulary.