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learning difficulties

pl n
(Education) difficulty experienced in reaching the average standard of people of the same age group as regards intellectual and cognitive skills and performance
Usage: Learning difficulties is now the standard umbrella term to cover both difficulties created by specific conditions, such as dyslexia, and by less than average intellectual skills

learning difficulties

An impaired ability to learn, sometimes congenital and sometimes resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease.
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What teachers need to know about learning difficulties
WHY IS MATH SO HARD FOR SOME CHILDREN?: The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
Dyslexic motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has called for more educational support for children with learning difficulties.
Co-authored by Rich Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, & Betty Roffman Shevitz (a team of leading experts drawn from America's "cutting-edge" schools), Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles And Realizing Potential is an informed and informative study of teaching strategies appropriate to children with a variety of significant learning disorders.
For one thing, under the "learning disabilities" umbrella is a broad range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, difficulty putting ideas in written form, weak abstract reasoning, a poor working memory, and deficits in metacognition (awareness of how to acquire, process, store and demonstrate understanding of information).
Children with learning difficulties need work addressed to their individual difficulties and which is broken down into small steps so they can see completion is possible and children with physical special needs usually have poor kinaesthetic learning styles (Dean, 1996).
The school is the first private institution in Jordan that offers slow learners a chance, not only to combat their learning difficulties but also to attend regular classes with the rest of their peers who encounter no learning difficulties.
For example, the Commonwealth Government recently funded a study of literacy and numeracy in primary school students with learning difficulties (Louden et al.
Indications are that children with learning disabilities are more similar to those diagnosed with attention deficit disorder/no hyperactivity with respect to lethargy, social withdrawal, poor organizational skills and learning difficulties as compared to the more disruptive and aggressive aspects of attention deficit disordertwith hyperactivity (cited in Stanford & Hynd, 1994).
KINESIOLOGY has useful applications in treating people with food allergies and even learning difficulties.
2088), and, more to the point, the committee's consultation document on offenders with learning difficulties. As that document reveals, little is known on the topic in this country, and our criminal justice agencies have barely begun to think about it.

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