Teaching children with learning disabilities is complicated because it requires applying specific strategies for efficient learning in a classroom. Those strategies apply to different learning disabilities, including reading, spelling, and writing. This paper examines some of those strategies to find an appropriate one to use in an early childhood classroom to make a lesson plan appropriate for all learners. Many methods are present in the current research and have proven to be effective, and the more effective one to make a proper lesson plan is a strategy of observing performance.
As children with learning disabilities can have troubles processing information, many teaching strategies are developed for effective performance in a classroom. One of them implies observing children’s performance to understand their disabilities’ effects on their learning (Halilu & Ahmed, 2020). Another strategy suggests that all new concepts should be introduced gradually to ensure that children can comprehend and process the information they receive (Halilu & Ahmed, 2020). One more strategy concerns giving pupils sufficient time and materials for exercise to practice enough to learn productively (Halilu & Ahmed, 2020). The strategies mentioned above came from Africa, where they were developed by independent institutions (Halilu & Ahmed, 2020). Only a few methods are presented in this paper, whereas many other methods exist in the current study to teach children with disabilities properly.
The most effective strategy to use in an early childhood classroom to make an appropriate lesson plan appears to be the strategy of observing performance. The teacher should consider specific questions before adequately addressing the pupils’ learning disabilities in the classroom (Halilu & Ahmed, 2020). That strategy is effective because it defines the path to take for teaching children further. Therefore, to make an appropriate lesson plan, observing children’s performance should be the first strategy that the teacher applies for productive work in class.
There are various teaching strategies to reach children with learning disabilities, but observing performance is the most effective way to make an appropriate lesson plan in an early childhood classroom. Many techniques are developed specifically to address reading, writing, or spelling issues, and many provide general help for teachers. Observing performance is the most efficient because it is the first required step to understand how to teach children with learning disabilities.
Halilu, M., & Ahmed, S. (2020). Overcoming learning disabilities among children in primary Schools. International Journal of Education and Evaluation, 6(2), 1-6.