Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with visual and temporal awareness in ways that lead to poor organization. Part of helping these students succeed as learners and people is teaching them strategies for organizing their work and schedules. This lesson will provide strategies for teaching organizational skills to students with learning disabilities.

Why Organizational Skills?

Ms. Schneider has been teaching third grade for more than a decade. In the past few years, she has been getting more and more students with learning disabilities, or conditions that make it challenging to assimilate new information and develop particular skills in spite of overall cognitive strengths. Ms. Schneider has worked hard to learn more about teaching reading, writing, and math to these students, but she notices that many of them are still struggling in class. Careful attention shows her that this has to do with organization, the ability to manage materials, assignments, time and space. Many of the organizational skills that are intuitive to typical students are harder for students with learning disabilities to access. Ms. Schneider realizes that it is her job to help her students with learning disabilities by explicitly instructing them in organizational strategies that they can use throughout their lives.

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