Ready for part 3 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? (previous last blog)
o A Look at Learning (last blog)
o Behavior and Strengths (this blog)
o Issues to Consider (next blog)
“Basically, a child with learning disabilities is one who in spite of a normal or high IQ and adequate effort and learning opportunity, has not achieved up to expectations in one or more areas of academic achievement.” (p. 22)
· Behavioral Characteristics (10 of the 19 given in book)
o Activity level above or below typical
o Attention difficulties / easily distracted
o Hard to motivate
o Easily frustrated
o Poor Coordination
o Overreacts to change
o Lag in language development
o Goals unrealistic (p. 22-24)
· Strengths (5 of 9)
o Learns well with music and rhythm
o Logical and precise
o Artistic and creative
o Interests are intense or not at all
o Often spiritually sensitive (p. 25-26)
We will continue gathering gleanings from Joyce Herzog’s book as I continue my read.