A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties: How to Help Your by Peter Westwood

By Peter Westwood

A Parent's consultant to studying problems presents mom and dad with a transparent rationalization of the numerous motives of kid's difficulties in studying. The booklet includes jargon-free and functional suggestion for supporting young ones with studying, writing, and arithmetic. It additionally explains how formerly confirmed and potent tools should be carried out in home-tutoring occasions, in addition to in class. whereas the focal point is on youngsters with basic studying problems, the ebook additionally offers vital information regarding instructing and dealing with youngsters with highbrow, actual, and sensory disabilities, in addition to autism. A Parent's consultant to studying problems additionally contains hyperlinks to on-line details assets and references to books that would be worthwhile.

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The vital role of practice – mastery, maintenance and automaticity Practice is an essential component of learning. While a few learning experiences are so vivid that they do not require repetition, most types of learning in school do require practice if the knowledge or skill is to be mastered, applied with ease, and maintained over time. The main benefit resulting from practice is the development of auto­ maticity. When a child can remember a procedure or item of information automatically, he or she uses much less mental effort when engaged in learning activities.

The main benefit resulting from practice is the development of auto­ maticity. When a child can remember a procedure or item of information automatically, he or she uses much less mental effort when engaged in learning activities. For example, the child whose handwriting or keyboard skills have become highly automatic through practice is much better able to give full attention to the ideas he or she is including in a piece of writing. Similarly, the child who has mastered multiplication tables and other number facts can engage much more efficiently in mathematical problem solving.

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