Monday, December 18, 2017

What are Learning Disabilities?

“Learning Disabilities” are those preventing children of normal or above normal intelligence from progressing at the customary pace of regular school classes, or from responding to usual teaching techniques employed.  Homeschooling children with learning disabilities can change their future, and at Faith Christian Ministries we can provide you with the tools for success.  

The child with learning disabilities may have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypoactivity
  • Short attention span
  • Distractability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Poor visual-motor coordination
  • Poor sense of balance
  • Poor large muscle coordination
  • Poor fine motor coordination
  • Rapid and excessive changes of mood
  • Difficulty with reasoning
  • Difficulty with abstract thinking
  • Faulty perception
  • Excessive repetition of a thought or action
  • Problems in social interaction with peer group
  • Inconsistent, unpredictable behavior
  • Resistance to discipline
  • Poor auditory or visual retention

Each of these children is unique. Being afflicted with just some of the above characteristics can make conforming to the demands of home and school most difficult.

When provided with understanding, instruction, and attention, many of these children are able to fit naturally into regular classes and develop their potentials as happy, productive citizens.

The ultimate goal is to provide the resources when homeschooling your children with learning disabilities an opportunity for total self-realization, to enable him to achieve dignity through his abilities and accomplishments.  For more information call 828-435-0670 or click the orange button on your screen to start a live chat.