Ready for part 7 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! (previous blog)
o Teeny Tiny Teaching Tips (this 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)
Teeny Tiny Teaching Tips – “helpful hints in many areas of life” Just a sampling of Joyce’s Tips:
o Foods – Serve one finger food each meal to help dexterity.
o Household – Putting shoes on the correct foot – draw smiley faces so that on the correct foot they will smile at the child.
o Left/Right – have the child wear a ring on his right hand.
o Motor – Ball – begin with rolling and move to tossing.
o Fine Motor -Start young, having the child pick up dry cereal or peas.
o Visual Perception – Create patterns with different kinds of blocks.
o Auditory Perception – Rhyming activities.
o Cutting Skills – Use scissors with play doh.
o Pencil Grip – Avoid wrong grips by using pencil grips.
o Handwriting – Print alphabet using one-inch squares – filling the squares with the letters.
o Giving directions – Limit the number of instructions and build as they are ready.
o Memorizing – Start with scripture memory. (p. 87-100)
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.