Should students with learning difficulties be integrated or educated specially?
Teaching reading to students with learning disabilities has become a controversial topic. I often teach reading to low-income students and have worked with many students who have learning problems. Some of these students need to be taught specifically how to improve their reading skills. Others just need to be taught the basics so they can read.
I believe that it is important to teach reading to all students, even those who have learning disabilities. Reading is an essential part of our civilization and it is a skill that should not be reserved for a certain group of people. All children need to learn to read. Teaching reading to students with learning disabilities does not harm them and is in fact very beneficial to them.
Students with visual impairments do not learn to read the same way as other students. They require a different type of teaching style and a different set of instruction. Students with these types of impairments cannot be expected to learn to read the same way as other students. However, some teachers are able to learn to read these students better because of their own personal learning style. When a teacher teaches reading to these students, it is easier for them because they already possess the skills that help them learn to read.
Teaching reading to students with learning disabilities is a little more complicated than teaching the basic skills to other students. For starters, the child must be taught the basic concepts of reading. This means that he or she must learn the word “read” or the sound of the word “read.” A visual-lingual teaching method is usually the best way to teach these students because they learn to read visually, unlike their hearing-and-written counterparts.
Phonics instruction is also very effective for students who are having trouble learning to read. Phonics instruction works visually and audibly to teach students to recognize and read words. It has been found to be much more effective than other ways of teaching students to read.
The success or failure of a student in any classroom is usually determined by how much socialization and interaction he or she gets. If the student gets plenty of social interaction with other students, then his reading progress will most likely improve. If the student is often left out of group activities, then his reading progress is likely to suffer. Therefore, a teacher should always strive to incorporate socialization into the curriculum no matter what type of learning disability the students have.
Some students with learning disabilities do not interact well at all. In order to teach these students, a teacher needs to be especially sensitive to their lack of socialization. If a teacher does not know how to integrate socialization with reading classes, then the students with learning disabilities will never learn to read effectively. Teachers should encourage their students to participate in group activities so that they can learn with other students effectively.
Other times, teachers are too strict when it comes to enforcing rules in classes. This causes some students to become frustrated and even lash out in frustration. It is important for teachers to remember that rule enforcement is not a good way to teach. In fact, it can backfire because some students will become so frustrated that they will learn to avoid class altogether.
Finally, some teachers do not take the time to properly develop lesson plans. Proper planning is essential for any teacher and especially for those with learning disabilities. In order to successfully teach this material, it is necessary for teachers to create lesson plans in advance. This should involve information about what types of information will be covered in each lesson, what types of activities will be offered throughout the week, and what types of other considerations will be taken into consideration. The teacher will be able to tailor lesson plans to meet the unique needs of each of her students.
Students with learning disabilities should not be forced to attend classes without first being given the opportunity to successfully do so. Forcing students to do classes on their own is usually counterproductive. Instead of forcing students to do homework or to do poorly on tests, teachers should allow their students to work on their own at home. Doing so will give them a chance to better manage their homework and their tests. It will also give them a chance to get the help they need from a parent if needed. If they feel pressured to do homework or to do poorly on tests, they should seek the advice of an adult who is capable of providing that type of guidance.
Students with learning disabilities should be treated with respect. Teachers should make sure that students are able to participate in the lessons, that they are not being punished for their behaviors, and that their needs are being met. They should know when they are being abused and how to report it. This may mean that teachers need to create a special classroom environment for students with learning disabilities.