Enhancing Writing Skills for Children with Learning Disabilities
Keywords:LD (Learning Disability), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), individual learning style, writing skills.
Focused heterogeneous group for the study , children with learning disabilities â€œ... a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spellâ€ Nakra 6. Learning disability is a specific impairment of academic learning that affects childrenâ€™s academic development and progress. It is not that LD children cannot learn they may delay in listening, speaking, reading and writing, but they will learn if those children get education in the way they want.
Thirty samples were taken for the study, which includes children with dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The difference between others and LD children, LD children are able to grab the classroom teaching but they want in a different way. According to Kawashima, â€œthe left brain is analytical while the right brain is creativeâ€. The general classroom teaching is in analytical way but LD children want it in creative way. Since LD children demand teaching in creative way, given activities also focused to active right hemisphere of the brain. After few evaluations the researcher find out individual learning style of the thirty samples, there are visual learners, auditory learners and kinesthetic learners. In order to develop their writing skills various material tools were given. Pre and post assessments were also done, in the result researcher noticed tremendous development in their written language.