Specific learning disabilities - mainstream classroom contexts

David, Neena (2014) Specific learning disabilities - mainstream classroom contexts. Learning Curve (23). pp. 66-69.

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Kabir’s parents look tired, knowing that this seventh grade parent-teacher meeting would be identical to all the teacher interactions they have had in the past. Teachers would repeat their concerns about his poor reading skills, sloppy handwriting, incomplete classwork, numerous spelling errors and his reluctance to engage with academic tasks. Kabir’s report cards consistently had the standard teacher comments- needs to improve, can do better if he works harder. His parents know him to be an averagely bright child, an observation often corroborated by his teachers in school and his tuition teacher, but his academic skills and performance seemed to indicate otherwise. Why, they wondered, was he being so lazy, unmotivated and difficult? The school recommends that Kabir visit a psychologist to receive a formal learning assessment, the parents initially resist the idea insisting that their son is ‘not mad’ but agree to it eventually.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: David, Neena
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1008
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