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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer

Contents

1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
4.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
7.
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
10.
Living Harmoniously with Learning Disabilities
11. Cooperation and Learning Disabilities
12. Overcoming Stress
13. Dividing Time Between Your Kids
14. Helping Kids with Challenges Make Friends
15. Learning Difficulties or Disabilities?
16. Making Transitions and Learning Disabilities
17. Helping Kids Find New Solutions
18. Back to School Dress When Challenged
19. Showing Courage and Learning Disabilities
20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home
21. Feeling Fear and Learning Disabilities
22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness
23. Multitasking Ideas
24. Laziness or Learning Disabilities?
25. Helping Kids Reach Their Goals
26. Family Roundtable Discussions with Kids
27. Materialism Issues
28. Illness or Accident Leading to a Challenge
29. Vocational or Academics for Challenged Teens?
30. Expectations and Relating
31. Nurturing Kids of All Abilities
32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society
33.
Developing Self-Esteem
34. Changing Goals and Learning Disabilities
35. Shopping Trips Can Be Educational
36. Achievement with Learning Disabilities
37. Resolving Conflicts and Learning Disabilities
38. Teaching Kids Order and Organization
39. Family Life with Learning Disabilities
40. Backyard Motor Skills Games
41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities
42. Kids Learn About Playing Fairly
43. Looking for Equitable Resolves
44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
45. Acceptance, Abundance and Learning Disabilities
46. Kids Learn About Sharing


41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities


Is your child ever truant from school? Are you wondering what the cause could be?

Perhaps your child is bored at school - but not for the reason of tasks being too easy. Rather, if assignments are not presented in a learning style matching your child's way of learning or ability, he or she may lose interest in trying to assimilate the material.

Over the years, this source of boredom may make school attendance uncomfortable, and repeated academic failures embarrassing - attendance becoming a dreaded prospect, and truancy may result. I have seen this firsthand.

If you notice your child is bored at school, is not getting good grades or learning basic academic concepts, or already being truant, take the initiative and have them tested for learning disabilities.

Once the child's best learning styles are identified and employed, and any special learning assistance given, academic boredom, or the desire to find some way to escape the classroom may disappear.

Being unable to learn in the teaching style presented, or struggling with a learning disability are just two possibilities for boredom or truancy. It is worth finding the cause in each child's case - remembering that children need the best preparation we can give them to reach their full potential as adults.

And, if an adults struggle to learn on the job it may be a learning disability holding them back.

Article by Susan Kramer



Resources for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids

Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons

Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
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All articles copyright 2000-2011 Susan Helene Kramer
Susan Kramer has worked as a dance specialist with kids and adults of all abilities for more than 30 years,
and lives with her husband in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click autobiography for details.
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