Empowering Learners With Special Needs

Students with unique learning needs may require extra help and adjustments to succeed in school. These students might have conditions like learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or developmental delays. But with the right support, they can learn and excel just like their peers.

One way to support these learners is by making changes in the classroom and the way lessons are taught. For example, giving them extra time to finish their work or providing alternative ways to show what they know can make a big difference. Some students need help reading the questions or might benefit from having someone remind them of what to do. These small changes can help them learn and do well on tests.

When it comes to learning, everyone’s brain works differently. That’s why it’s important for teachers to use a method called multi-sensory teaching. This means using different senses like seeing, hearing, moving, and touching to help students understand. This approach is especially helpful for these learners because it meets their special needs.

Learners with special needs might need help listening carefully and following instructions. They might feel overwhelmed if given too many instructions at a time. To help them, teachers can break tasks down into smaller steps and give them one or two instructions at a time. This makes it easier for them to understand and stay focused. It’s also important for these students to learn one skill at a time before moving on to the next one.

Finally, practice makes one perfect! Students benefit from lots of practice and repetition. Making learning fun and engaging and spending one-on-one time with them can help them learn better. With patience and support, these learners can achieve their goals and succeed in school.

By implementing these simple strategies, teachers can create a supportive learning environment where the students feel valued and empowered to reach their full potential. Together, we can ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed in the classroom.

Ms. Dharani R – Psychologist & Special Educator, CS Academy School.