Research and the Student with Learning Disabilities
The student who learns differently benefits from using resources in many different formats. Research involving film and audio formats are essential, and the design and “approachability” of the source is crucial. As a Library Director at the Shelton School, where every child from Early Childhood to 12th grade has a Learning Disability, Kathy knows how to present resources for these learners.
For the LD learner I can help make their research experience less laborious and more enjoyable and rewarding.
Please take some time to look at Educators & Students with Learning Disabilities created for educators and parents working with the LD student. This is a part of one of my presentations available to groups. Keep in mind:
Every individual with a learning disability is unique and shows a different combination and degree of difficulties. A common characteristic among people with learning differences is uneven areas of ability, “a weakness within a sea of strengths.” For instance, a child with dyslexia who struggles with reading, writing, and spelling may be very capable in math and science.
Learning disabilities should not be confused with learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor handicaps; of mental retardation; of emotional disturbance; or of environmental, cultural or economic disadvantages.
Kathy Fester, MLIS