This classic program featuring Sally L. Smith provides a detailed composite description of children with learning disabilities. Strengths typically include originality, imagination, talent in the arts, and a love of nature, technology, color, movement, and building things. Weaknesses tend to include neurological immaturity, disorganization, distractibility, short attention span, poor motor skills, language problems, limited group skills, and easily becoming overwhelmed. The video also explains why the arts work well as a medium through which to teach LD children.
Washington D.C.'s Lab School (2:38) -- Vocabulary Learning (1:22) -- Good Teaching Practices (1:38) -- When the Learning Environment Is Chaotic (1:40) -- How to Manage Classroom Stimuli (2:12) -- Verbal and Written Instructions (2:01) -- Problems With Written Instructions (0:54) -- Samples of LD Student Writing (1:14) -- Challenges of Writing (1:40) -- Motor Skills and Writing (0:46) -- Brain/Hand Disconnect for LD Students (2:18) -- Left/Right and Spatial Confusion (1:16) -- Spatial Skills and Following Directions (1:39) -- Spatial Skills and Sports (1:32) -- Challenges of Following Directions (1:25) -- Importance of Time and Space in Workplace (1:44) -- Time Management (1:37) -- Structured and Unstructured Time (1:44) -- Children's Concept of Time (2:44) -- Physical Movement and Learning About Time (2:06) -- Concrete Experiences for Abstract Concepts (1:41) -- Difficulties of "Reading" Time (1:03) -- Learning in Manageable Chunks (1:55) -- How to Teach Sequential Steps (2:47) -- Language-Based Instructions (1:17) -- How Children Hear Classroom Instructions (2:29) -- Importance of Structure in Teaching (2:31) -- How to Control Outcomes (1:19) -- How to Get Children's Attention (1:01) -- Teachers as Allies (1:23) -- How to Lose and Gain Classroom Control (1:49)
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