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16. Attention Basics

Paying attention refers to the brain's ability to take all that is happening around us, immediately categorize and organize information as relevant or irrelevant, and focus the mind on one thing. For a child in a classroom, paying attention to the te ...

17. Attention Difficulties

If students are asked: “What does it mean when someone asks you to pay attention?” they might say, “It means to concentrate,” or “It means to look at the teacher.” When asked how they might concentrate harder on th ...

18. Attention Strategies

> Home and School Collaboration> Parents and Teachers Communicating> Talking with Children about Attention> Strategies Home and School Collaboration Attention difficulties can have a tremendous impact on all aspects of life. An open and ...

19. Introduction

Millions of children struggle in school daily because of differences in learning. The causes are often unknown, specific problems can be difficult to pinpoint, and the long-term effects hard to predict. Struggling children are often misunderstood by ...

20. Mathematics Difficulties

What Can Stand in the Way of a Student's Mathematical Development?Math difficulties can arise at nearly any stage of a child's scholastic development. While very little is known about the neurobiological or environmental causes of these problems ...

21. Mathematics Strategies

> Home and School Collaboration > Parents and Teachers Communicating > Talking with Children about their Strengths and Weaknesses > Strategies Home and School Collaboration Living with or teaching a child who has dif ...

22. Online Resources

> Misunderstood MindsPBS has created a companion Web site to the Misunderstood Minds special on learning differences. Within the site are stories from the show and information and resources for parents. > SparkTop.orgSparkTop.org&tra ...

23. Reading Strategies

> Home and School Collaboration > Parents and Teachers Communicating > Talking with Children about Their Strengths and Weaknesses > Strategies Home and School Collaboration Living with or teaching a child with reading problems can be an ...

24. Writing Difficulties

Many children make mistakes or experience problems as part of the process of becoming better writers. They may reverse words, spell poorly, or have difficulty producing their thoughts in writing. Writing deficits rarely occur in isolation, and improv ...

25. Writing Strategies

> Home and School Collaboration > Parents and Teachers Communicating > Talking with Children about Attention > Strategies Home and School Collaboration Living with or teaching a child who struggles with writing can be an emotionally cha ...