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Genetics and Learning Disabilities for Children

Having knowledge of genetics and learning will help educators to have a balanced view of students with learning disabilities. The following resources give information on how genetics affects learning and how teachers can better understand the challenges of these students and implement strategies to deal with the obstacles.
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Genetics and Learning Disabilities for Children
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    It is said that genetics may affect the way a student learns. In fact, research has shown that it is a main factor in learning disabilities of children. This article highlights the reality of a parent with a learning disability and the child may not inherit the same disability. The child may inherit the similar disability. Sometimes, the child may not inherit the learning disability. Gaining insight to this information gives a teacher an open outlook in dealing with these students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article gives a summary of the role genetics play in the learning process. It is said that children who lack skills needed for reading, such as hearing the separate sounds of words, often have a parent with a related problem. I have found that when children have a problem with reading, the parents may also have it. I have had parents confessing to me that they have reading challenges and as a result the children are affected. Teachers may gain insight from this article.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This website gives successful strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. I appreciate the intervention that deals with using diagrams, pictures and graphics to augment what the student says in words. Also, the teacher is encouraged to provide ample independent, intensive practice.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Certainly, children with learning disabilities can excel in extracurricular activities. This article outlines five of these activities that will enhance the student. I am impressed with the activity that deals with sports. It makes mention that when students have such experiences they then are able to improve their self-image and their planning and understanding on how to carry out an activity. This in turn helps them in their academics.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Children with learning disabilities may not be outstanding in academics. However, many of these students are blessed with strengths. This presentation outlines in simple terms the strengths of students with learning disabilities and other disorders. For example, students with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) tend to be risk-takers, very creative, original.
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