Teaching Preschool Children with Learning Disabilities

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Working with Preschool children with learning disabilities is grounded in the same teaching techniques which work for all children, but utilize different tools requiring different patience. 

The tools covered in this presentation will be: Orienting Oneself, Matching Cards, Letter Puzzles, Expressing Feelings.

The process of orienting oneself works with the special challenges children face by orienting them to a task. There are three approaches to orienting: Teacher orienting, Material orienting, and Student orienting

“Typical learns quickly orient themselves by recognizing items and remembering where the items are in relation to each other. For the atypical learner, having a didactic material helps with memory and spatial relationship. Tis, in turn, helps the child feel safe in a new environment” (Kroenke, 2005, p. 5).

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