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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month – Teach Planning and Organizational Skills

October 1st, 2015
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October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month…


Children and adults with learning disabilities are typically as smart or smarter than their peers. What makes them different is they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.

Those with learning disabilities can learn…they just need to be taught in slightly different ways…ways that strengthen their visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing while teaching them the basic ls they need.

Something as simple as forgetting to take things to school can be due to areas of perception, (auditory, visual, or tactile/kinesthetic memory skills or spatial awareness) not working as well as they should, could, and can.

These areas and more impact organizational and planning skills. As these areas improve, so does the turning in of homework!

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Check out our 3 solutions to teaching Planning and Organizational Skills

Learning disabilities Month is the Perfect time to Teach planning skills and improving memory skills!

Use the Planning Calendar from Ten Minutes to Better Writing and Study Skills and list which days different items need to be brought to school. List them on the previous day’s calendar so before going to bed you check the calendar and see what needs to get put out with the backpack to get taken to school. Also put pack up homework on the calendar so the homework gets taken back to school.

Then post this calendar on bathroom mirror or bedroom door so your kids see it and review it – they can even check off that it is done!

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