Parents and teachers and the
Not many parents are willing to come
forward and acknowledge that there is something wrong with their child. This
attitude in turn leads to problem for the child. When the child is young they
brush it away saying he or she is only a child. When he or she grows up every
thing will be all right and there in lies the problem.
Teachers punish a child for not being able to read or spell
or do maths and this is often a physical abuse. Parents in their turn put a lot
of stress on the child with their high expectations and if the child fails to
meet these expectations he or she is consistently chided or abused.
many cases a child who has been labeled as having a behavioural problem is
really suffering from a learning disability. Without testing this may go
unrecognized. The parents should help in following ways.
Manage his or her time.
To put things in its place
Help with his or her homework
Help him with his or her reading
To focus his or her attention.
To take right book to school
By giving precise clear instruction
8. By not punishing him or her for his or her childishness
delay in completing his work etc.
By giving him or her constant
By instructing him or her with more
do' s than don' ts
By imparting social skills, like
interaction, communication, giving respect to elders etc.
The teachers can try to meet the special needs of the
children by identifying the areas of special interest and talents and help the
child to build on strengths. They can help by:
Giving less written class work and
Testing them orally
3. Giving marks for consent without reducing marks for
grammatical and spelling errors
Marking less red lines in the
Introducing abstract ideas through
pictures and objects.
Giving precise, clear and short
Giving extended time to finish
Reading the question paper during
Maintaining eye contact during the
Not punishing the child for messy
work and poor handwriting.
Emphasising on quality work rather
Avoiding punishments for minor
misbehaviour in the class.