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Gleanings From Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog - 7

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:


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.


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