Bringing together research on how the brain learns, this resource helps educators recognize, understand, and teach the growing numbers of children with more than one condition or disorder.
Chapter 4: Dealing with Different Disorders in the Classroom
Dealing with Different Disorders in the Classroom
This chapter moves away from labels to focus on:
- how children's thinking develops
- different intelligences and learning styles
- common areas of difficulty that go across the developmental disorders being discussed
- the importance of maintaining motivation and self-esteem
- practical strategies for supporting pupils in overcoming the difficulties they encounter.
Attitudes to Children's Learning
Following on from the chapters on how the brain learns and the usefulness or otherwise of giving children labels, this chapter focuses on what can be done to assist those who find learning difficult. The approach taken is that while knowing the nature of pupils' difficulties is an important starting point for helping them, the next step is to shift the focus to knowing what ...