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From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2015 October

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

<h3>Learning Disabilities Awareness Month</h3><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p>October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, so we are sharing with you some of the tips that came from our recent <a href="">Teacher Web Conference discussion</a> regarding Learning Disability accommodations:</p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Break tasks into small steps</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Give direction in several different ways (verbally, in writing, reminders on the board, etc.)</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Let students share notes, record lectures or discussions, have extra time on tests</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Let students to use special software for spelling, grammar, etc.</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Encourage students to sit closer to you (the presenter) during class</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>For <abbr title="Attention Deficit Disorder">ADD</abbr>/<abbr title=" Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder">ADHD</abbr> challenges, arrange for students to have their tests proctored in a separate, quiet environment</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>For students who struggle with psychological disorders, consider these:<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Be very clear with your classroom behavior expectations</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Help them develop ways to self-monitor</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Create subtle cues (just between you and the student) that lets them know how they are doing (i.e., if their current behavior is acceptable)</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Find out if there are things that trigger certain behaviors, and avoid them (or be prepared when you cannot)</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </ul>