What are the main reasons why the ADHD and Dyslexic student have difficulty learning?
- Lack of or poor instruction
If some tutoring and additional homework does not quickly solve the problem, this is not the cause of your child’s difficulties.
- A lack of motivation
Motivation is seldom the reason for difficulty when a child first starts school, but with continual struggle and failure, most children lose their motivation and start to avoid hard tasks. This avoidance then adds to learning problems.
- A lack of underlying learning skills
If learning problems cannot quickly be resolved with a little extra tutoring then usually there are deficiencies in the underlying learning skills required to make learning easy, efficient, and fast.
Think Smart Core Learning Program improves the following learning skills for the ADHD and Dyslexic Reader that are so critical for success in every area of their lives.:
Focus & Attention
If attention skills are deficient, then the ability to stay on a task for long periods of time or ignore distractions would limit the ability of other mental skills. The ADHD student usually has difficulty focusing and connecting with their eyes long enough to proper complete a task. Maintaining eye contact with others also can be a challenge and affect their ability to remember want others tell them. Many students including the ADHD students need improvement in this area.
If you cannot retain information long enough to properly handle that information, reading comprehension will suffer.
If the speed of processing is slow, then the information held in working memory may be lost before it can be used, requiring one to start all over again.
If visual manipulation or visual imagery is poor then those tasks that require seeing in your head (math word problems, and comprehension, etc.) will suffer.
If the abilities to store and retrieve information easily are poor, then wrong conclusions and answers will result.
If blending, segmenting and sound analysis are poorly developed, then sounding out words when reading or spelling will be very difficult and result in errors. Most students that have difficulty learning are weak in this skill. The Dyslexic students especially need to learn to properly sequence sounds. The ADHD students usually lack this skill as a result of their inability to stay focused long enough to develop it.
Logic and Reasoning
If these abilities are poor, then problem solving, math, and comprehension will be poor.
These learning skills working together (integrated) form the proper learning system of a successful student.
These learning skills for the ADHD and Dyslexic student are the foundation that enable their learning to be easier and faster. The experience of successful learning makes a student feel good and their self-esteem is dramatically improved.
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