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Gleanings From Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog - 2

Ready for part 2 of Gleanings from Learning in Spite of Labels? Joyce Herzog shares many years of experience in her book and other products on this website:


Chapters in Section One – What I Need to Know?

o What Does It Feel Like to Be Learning Disabled?

o A Look at Learning

o Behavior and Strengths (look for next blog)

o Issues to Consider (look for in a new blog)

  • Many children who are labeled “learning disabled” do not demonstrate difficulties until they begin school.

  • Observe changes between the environments and people at home and at school.

  • Observe the way learning is demonstrated / graded at home and at school.

  • Learning

o Begins early in life and never ends

o “…is the assimilation, categorization, and use of information.” (p. 10)

o 3 Stages – Receiving, Processing, Expressing

o Receiving – through all the senses

o Receiving – sometimes needs help to use more than one sense

o Receiving – Why do we take away access to some of the sensory input when we begin using others?

o Processing – information must be stored, remembered, and retrieved.

o Storing includes categorizing and classifying or relating to new information.

o Remembering – short-term or long-term / seconds to minutes.

o “Memory is enhanced by increasing the number of senses involved.” Use caution because it can be overdone. (p.17)

o Retrieving - accessing, expressing, using, relating to new information.

o Retrieving – how and how well learned, related to previous knowledge, how relevant to learner

o Expressing – Ways to express include: “say, do, write, paint, dance, draw, make or move something.” (p.18)

o Expressing – at school often limited to how a child can express.

We will continue gathering gleanings from Joyce Herzog’s book as I continue my read.


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