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I Have a Student with Dysgraphia – How Can I Help Him?

While much research has been conducted on learning disorders such as dyslexia, a lot is still unknown about dysgraphia, which is unfortunate since between 7% and 15% of students suffer from this problem. But what is dysgraphia and how can educators help students diagnosed with this disorder? Like dyslexia, dysgraphia is not related to intelligence but is an unanticipated difficulty with writing and spelling skills that…

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Is Positive Reinforcement an Effective Strategy for Students with Learning Disabilities?

Although any child can exhibit behavior issues in the classroom, individuals with learning disabilities often have more conduct problems than their peers. Knowing that he has a learning disability sometimes causes a child to “act out” at home, in class, or other situations. Positive reinforcement is often used to help these students reach desired behaviors. Does it work? Positive reinforcement, rather than negative reinforcement, can motivate…

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