Programs, materials and techniques

Bannatyne, Alex
February 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Feb1973, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p102
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the research paper "What Do You Say When a Parent Asks, "How Can I Help My Child?," by Jennie Jennings DeGenaro. Parents are seeking ways to help their learning disabled children develop reading skills. An obligation of professionals is to give meaningful suggestions which parents can employ with a minimum of orientation. It describes practical techniques for strengthening the child's visual modality. Parents of learning disabled children often ask clinicians and teachers to suggest ways for them to help their children at home. Materials used in schools and clinics are often expensive and too specialized to share with parents. Ideas or suggestions are categorized to reflect the major skill to be developed. To increase visual discrimination and left-to-right progression across the page, ask the child to circle the letters of the alphabet in sequential order. Commence with "a" and end with "z." A copy of the alphabet should be available to the child who does not know the alphabet in sequential order.


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