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Ch 6: Behaviors & Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you improve your skills teaching students with learning disabilities by improving your understanding of how to address the emotional needs of students with learning disabilities, teach self-regulation and organization skills, teach self-advocacy and self-reflection skills and promote fine motor, gross motor and study skills.

Behaviors & Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary

The objective of this chapter is to help teachers review the emotional and behavioral needs of students with learning disabilities, as well as how to accommodate for those needs. Use these short, engaging and mobile-device-compatible lessons to improve your understanding of:

  • How to help students overcome frustration, embarrassment, anger and self-doubt
  • Strategies to help students stay on task and avoid off-task behavior
  • Ways to teach students how to recognize when they need help and be able to reflect on their own work
  • Promoting fine and gross motor skills in students with learning disabilities
  • Techniques for teaching students organization skills
  • Ways to promote study skills in students with learning disabilities

After these lessons, make sure you have a firm understanding of the skills covered in them by completing the lesson quizzes. For topics you don't understand, go to our instructors with your questions. They'll be happy to help through our ask-an-expert feature.

How It Helps

  • Builds Awareness: These lesson will provide you with information about some of the special needs of students with learning disabilities.
  • Teaches New Techniques: These lessons will help you learn new ways to help students with learning disabilities.
  • Builds Confidence: Implementing what you learn here, in your classroom will help you improve the academic success and confidence of students with learning disabilities.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide emotional support for students with learning disabilities
  • Promote self-regulating behavior in students
  • Teach students self-advocacy skills and how to self-reflect
  • Help students develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Teach students organizational skills
  • Build up study skills in students with learning disabilities

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Behaviors & Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Addressing Emotional Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

1. Addressing Emotional Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

When a student is diagnosed with a learning disability, teachers and parents often focus on the academic challenges that arise. This lesson will discuss how these students may be emotionally affected and how teachers can help.

Teaching Self-Regulation to Students with Learning Disabilities

2. Teaching Self-Regulation to Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle behaviorally as well as academically. A supportive teacher must help these students learn to regulate their impulses and focus on academic growth in spite of challenges. This lesson will give you some ideas for teaching self-regulation to students with learning disabilities.

Self-Advocacy & Self-Reflection for Students with Learning Disabilities

3. Self-Advocacy & Self-Reflection for Students with Learning Disabilities

Helping students with learning disabilities become self-advocates and build on self-reflection skills is a critical step in their education. Teachers play an important role in these steps that will help students become independent learners.

Fine & Gross Motor Skill Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

4. Fine & Gross Motor Skill Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

In this lesson, we will differentiate between fine and gross motor skills and identify ways teachers can help students with learning disabilities develop these skills to assist with their writing and other classroom activities.

Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

5. Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

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.

Study Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

6. Study Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

Study skills are instrumental in the success of students with learning disabilities. The more we can help them develop skills in note taking, organization, test taking, and memory, the more they will thrive. In this lesson, we will explore study skills strategies that you can teach your students with learning disabilities.

Homework Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

7. Homework Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities are usually at a disadvantage academically, particularly when it comes to homework. Let's look at how teachers and parents can work together to help their students with learning disabilities have a more meaningful homework experience.

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