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Detection of Learning Difficulties
An analysis of the effectiveness of assessment tools for teachers in detecting learning difficulties.
# 96842 | 4,852 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | PH

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This paper evaluates the assessment approaches available to teachers in the detection of learning difficulties. The paper particularly discusses the need to detect dyslexia at an early stage, in order to prevent damage to the child's learning. It describes the various assessment approaches and screening tests available and how effective they are for teachers.

Table of Contents:
Learning Difficulties
Aims of Assessment
Assessment Approaches
Screening Test
Miscue Analysis
Non-word Reading Test
Evaluation and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Every self-respecting teacher should know how to recognize a dyslexic pupil and what remedial measures can be done so that the child involved is not effectively denied access to the curriculum. Teachers and nursery attendants need to be aware of the signs before a child gets formal schooling because the damage to be wrought by late recognition of dyslexia may be irreversible. Psychological and behavioral studies, however, warn against relying on signs and folk beliefs in detecting learning difficulties. If these patently unscientific methods are made as basis of instructional programs, it will create more harm than good. Thus, many state laws today compel the education sector to use systematic methods of assessment that would measure possible obstacles to learning with more confidence and accuracy. There is a good number of such assessment strategies now available to the classroom teacher in the detection of children's learning difficulties, especially dyslexia."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beaton, A. (2004). "Dyslexia, Reading and the Brain: A Sourcebook of Psychological and Biological Research." Taylor & Francis Group: New York.
  • Crombie, M. "Dealing with Diversity in the Primary Classroom: A Challenge For Teachers."
  • Goodman, K. (1969). "Analysis of Oral Reading Miscues: Applied Linguistics."Reading Research Quarterly 5.
  • Fawcett, A. "Dyslexia and Literacy: Key Issues for Research."
  • Klein, C. (1993). "Diagnosing Dyslexia." Basic Skills Agency.

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