This could be due to distractions and influence from their peer groups or environment. While play is an invaluable development tool for children, it can also be too much. Sometimes children want to continue to play and disregard other things they need to do, like studying, or even entirely forgetting to eat. Many times, instability in their home life may also contribute tremendously to distracting the child. For example, a child whose parents are going through a divorce, or family tragedy.
Not all children can sit for prolonged periods to read. Especially children who may have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) may have a really difficult time even showing interest in reading when they might already have difficulties following basic instructions, are having trouble focussing, or getting into trouble with their peers due to poor social skills. If the child has ADD, it is not realistic to expect them to sit still and read.
The child also may have dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that make it difficult for the child to read. Most often, then is associated with people who have an issue reading words backwards, or “the wrong way”. You might often see that parents and teachers describe the child as highly intelligent, but their disinterest in reading, or their inability to read become a concern as time goes on.
CAE’s 12-month Advanced Diploma in Special Education course trains educators and parents in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of these needs and the basic principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. The programme is highly practice-oriented to ensure that what you learn in class can be applied to children with special needs under your charge.
The 6-month Diploma in Education (Special Needs) part-time programme provides an essential introduction to the various categories of exceptional children and educational programmes available. The course will also train you to confidently design and implement an Individualised Education Plan or IEP to aid in specific areas such as language and communications.
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