Presentation designed by Jean Fourie
Ask children these questions...
Do you struggle in school?
Do you think you should be doing better than you are in school?
Is reading harder for you than it should be?
Does your head think one thing but your hand writes something
Is writing slow and really hard for you?
Do you make spelling and other errors when you write?
Are you having difficulty with maths?
Is it hard for you to keep your notebooks and papers organized?
Do you end up losing or forgetting books, notes, pencils?
Can you read this?
Iucdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
what I ws rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at
Cmabridge uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what
oerdr the ltteres in a wrd are, the olny iproamtnt
tihng is that the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcaseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe. Axanmig huh? Yeah, and
I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Filters distort and interfere
Learners who have difficulties with learning are
often not that easily identified in the
classroom because their disability may be
hidden. It is only when you have the
opportunity of working with a learner that you
are able to see that he or she is finding the
learning of information difficult. It is for this
reason that learning disabilities are often
referred as the “invisible disability”.
A learner is considered to have a specific
learning difficulty if that learner does not
achieve according to his or her age level and
ability in the areas of oral expressive and
receptive language; reading; writing and
mathematics. The disorder manifests as
difficulties in the ability to...