How to teach English to different types of special needs children in primary school? In this article you can find a list of some difficulties that special needs children struggle at school. As well as several helpful teaching techniques.
It is not possible to cure somebody of dyslexia and nobody grows out of it. Therefore, it is necessary to teach dyslexic children how to learn a foreign language and how to develop their own learning strategies. Using their talents and intelligence and with the help and support of the teacher in English class, they can compensate and deal with their weak points.
The early recognition of dyslexia symptoms is crucial for further cognitive development of children with special needs. Teaching 6-9-year-olds you should be particular about your students’ spatial orientation, memorisation, classification, sequencing and spelling.
Two of the general dyslexia symptoms in primary school are poor memory and short attention span. As a teacher you have to take into consideration some difficulties connected with these weak points of your students.
Dyslexic learners can have difficulties with mastering written language. For some of them oral language can be also too complicated. The more differences between written and spoken words, the more difficulty with learning them.
About 10% of students have specific learning disabilities that should be taken into considaration during organisation of teaching process. They are not all the same, they have to cope with different difficulties - with reading (dyslexia), handwriting (dysgraphia), spelling (dysortographia), counting (dyscalculia), music (dysmusia) or mixed disorder of scholastic skills.