What Parents Need to Know About the Learning Process
Almost half of all students with special needs are classified as students with learning disabilities. These children have impairments in learning due to problems in the processing and understanding of information presented to them, thereby slowing down their ability to learn. This difficulty in processing information involves what is known as perceptual abilities. These are the "tools" used by people to take in information, make sense of what the information means, and express the information in some meaningful way. It is important as a special education teacher that parents understand how difficult it may be for their children to learn and the reasons why this may be happening. This issue of the Parent Teacher Conference Handout explains perceptual abilities to parents.
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