Ready for part 6 of Gleanings from Learning in Spite of Labels?
Joyce Herzog shares many years of experience in her book and other products on this website:
Ability Based Learning, home to Scaredy Cat Reading System
Chapters in Section Two – What I Need to Do?
o Introduction to Doing (previous blog)
o ABCs of Learning (previous blog)
o Twenty-five Teaching Techniques That Work! (this blog)
o Teeny Tiny Teaching Tips (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)
Twenty-Five Teaching Techniques
o Thankfulness; reliance on God and His Word
o Balance structure and setting
o Be positive and consistent
o Break down tasks into little steps.
o Chart progress for yourself and your child.
o Reward appropriately.
o Give limited choices to student.
o Use multisensory approaches without overwhelming.
o Provide frequent breaks (physical, mental) and reviews.
o Encourage creativity – allowing a variety of ways he can demonstrate his work.
o Be as practical as possible.
o Give the student a purpose for learning.
o Demonstrate to student his progress frequently.
o Discipline attitude more than behavior. (p. 56-85)
We will continue gathering gleanings from Joyce Herzog’s book as I continue my read. Remember I am only sharing selected gleanings. I recommend that you purchase this book for more detailed information.