Learning Disabilities - Identifying a Learning Disabled
Learning disability should be considered as a possible causes if a child has trouble with one or more of the following -
- • Fidgeting of hands& feet.
- • Difficulty in remaining on the seat &awaiting turns.
- • High distract-ability
- • Blurting out answers before questions have been completed.
- • Frequent shifts from one activity to another.
- • Difficulty in sustaining attention.
- • Difficulty in playing quietly.
- • Loosing things necessary for school or home.
- • Engages in physically dangerous activities without thinking of possible consequences.
- • Low frustration tolerance.
- • Day dreaming.
- • Mood swings.
- • Poor grammar.
- • Poor in understanding the meaning of language.
- • Poor in the knowledge of how sounds make up words.
- • Difficulty in breaking words into components.
- • Difficulty in blending individual sounds together into words.
- • Not converse in the social use of language.
- • Unskilled conversationalists.
PERCEPTUO COGNITIVE SKILLS
- • Memory deficits for both auditory & visual stimuli.
- • Fewer strategies for memorizing.
- • Difficulty in memorizing phonemes
- • Inability in keeping up with social norms.
- • Lack social comprehensive skills.
- • Poor role taking skills.
- • Listening & speaking difficulties.
- • Lack proper eye contact.
- • Cannot read social situations.
- • Does not understand body language.
- • No sense of humour.
- • Cannot think in an orderly, logical way.
META COGNITIVE ABILITIES
- • Lack of awareness of skills needed for a task.
- • Lack of ability for time managing.
- • Inability to plan ones moves.
- • Inability to evaluate effectiveness.
- • Inability to check outcome of ones efforts.
- • Lack of ability to remediate difficulties.
- • Pessimism.
- • Viewing themselves as being controlled externally.
- • High expectancy of failures.
- • Highlighting more of failures than successes