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This week, we had another session of joyful presentation. The presentation was started by Shafika. The slide show was entitled global and analytical learners. Her presentation was quite nice. Basically, learning styles explains how individual interacts with information. There is global and analytical learning style.No person is bound by one learning style. The global style is linked to the right hemisphere of the brain. It takes information holistically.It prefers background music. While, The analytical style involves the left hemisphere brain. It takes information sequentially step by step. It requires quite surrounding. Global workers prefer to work in groups than alone. They prefer to work on multiple tasks at once. They always see on a big picture. While analytical learners prefer to study alone.They tend to work on one task until completion. They focuses on parts that make up a big picture. Teachers can identify the key differences in students learning styles to support them.Teachers can develop a lesson plan that suits both learners such as incorporating narratives, and group works. They can provide an activity the follows sequence and so on that leads to larger concept of understanding.Numerous assessment test allows individuals to determine their own learning styles and help parents and teachers to find way to encourage teaching.Analytical learners provide traditional class setting,shows and organize the sequences of information and leads to larger concept of understanding.
Next presenter was Imran. His presentation also quite nice. He explained about teaching youth with learning disability. There is few elements which is dyslexia, discalculia,disgraphia,aphasia and dyspraxia. He explained each one of it very well. Students with dyslexia have problems with reading. They can be taught to use time wisely and teacher should provide handouts,utilize other resources and so on.For dysgraphia, they have problem in writing. They can be taught by providing remediation to improve their handwriting. they also should be allowed for accomodation.Task should modified to avoid problems.Then, for discalculia who have problems in mathematics and logic. They should start with solid foundation of number recognition and operations.Real life situation or mathematical concept should be used whenever possible. Music and games can be used for memorization process.Hand held calculators also can help the students.For the aphasia’s, they have difficulty in language. They can use picture cards for learning. They can cut out pictures from magazines or print them.Picture cards are most helpful exercise in home to help the students.Specific programs are available for aphasia therapy.For the children with dyspraxia, they have problem with their motor skills.They should be given short, precise instruction and engage in as eye contact.Activities such as clapping, hopping, and marching to music thant he recognize can be fun.
Next was ana’s presentation. She presented about the learning disability. First was dyslexia.They have problems in reading, writing and so on.The common signs are painfully reading, difficulty in basic letter sounds, trouble in decoding and cannot recall known words. In dysgraphia, they have problems with handwriting and spelling. The common signs are awkward pencil grip, illegible handwriting, frustration with writing thoughts on paper and so on.It results in irregular letter sizes and shapes,causes writing fatigue,interferes with communication idea in writing and results in unfinished letters and so on.In dyscalculia, they have problems in doing mathematical problem, understanding time and money.The common signs are difficulty recalling number sequence, may mistake number that have similar shape and so on.They can’t remember the specific facts ,learning musical concepts,learning abstract concepts and so on.While, children with aphasia have difficulty with language.They have problem in understanding spoken language, poor reading, difficulty expressing thoughts verbally and frustrated when speaking.