Tips for Children with Learning Disability

Here are some Tips for Children with Learning Disability. Learning Disability refers to difficulties in the acquisition and use of language for listening, speaking, reading, writing, arithmetic, and reasoning.

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Are you constantly worried about Speech Therapy activities to do? We got you covered! Read on to know some Speech tips for children with Learning Disability.



“Further, always remember to reward your child for the responses during the activities to keep the child motivated.”


Picture Story Books:

Picture storybooks are a great way to teach an understanding of stories in addition to the expression of phrases, build vocabulary, and sequencing skills.

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Firstly, you need a picture storybook or cut-outs from a newspaper to build a story. Secondly, help your child to place the pictures in order to form a story. Thirdly, tell your child to describe the pictures. Then, model context-relevant speech and explain using new words. Tell your child to say after you. After this, ask your child to predict what will happen next. You can say “What do you think she will do?”, “What will he do because he missed his bus? and so on. Once you’re done with the story, make sure to revise!

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Minute to Win It:

This fun activity will keep your child engaged and stimulate working memory. It can aid rapid naming, rapid writing, word retrieval, and build vocabulary.

Tips for Children with Learning Disability- Activity:

To start, you may need some picture cards with each category written on them. For example; Animals, Fruits, Furniture, Electronics, etc., You will also need a timer and a scoreboard. This game can be played with a group of children and involve other family members too. Each player picks up a card and has to say all the items that are in the category within a minute. Each item gets one point. Finally, add totals and tell the winner.

Pack a Bag Game:

It is a must-try activity if your child is finding it hard to follow steps at home. For instance, packing up a bag for school or for a trip can be very hard for some kids. This game is all about training your child to follow auditory directions.

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For this activity, you need an empty suitcase or a bag and some essential items to be packed for a trip. You can sit down with your child and write down a set of one-step directions. For example: “Put the towel” “Put the brush” “Put the blue shirt”. Next, read one step at a time and assist your child to place the object inside the bag. Once, this is done help him to say the command “I put the towel”.

Similarly, you can next proceed to two-step directions such as “Put the brush and the paste”.

Lastly, move on to three-step directions such as “Go to the wardrobe, get a pair of socks and the green cap”. Assist your child in each step. Similarly, practice this activity every day for great results!

Word Shuffle:

My go-to game for all kids who find it hard to process phrases. In short, this activity will help sentence processing, figurative language, literacy, and formulating grammatical phrases. You can do this activity either in listening mode or writing mode for your child.

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To start, write down a list of phrases and jumble the words within each phrase. Now, help your child to fill in the words in their blanks to finish the phrase.

For example:

  1. Is drinking the cat milk/ The cat is drinking milk
  2. Is crying boy because the is hurt he/ The boy is crying because he is hurt

To start easy, you can try doing fill in the blanks instead of shuffling up the words.

Rhyme Time:

This is a super fun game to engage your child! For instance, it will aid in rapid naming, spelling, and phoneme processing skills. If it is hard for your child to write similar sounding words or do sound tasks? This is the activity for your little one!

Tips for Children with Learning Disability-  Activity:

Firstly, Take a piece of paper and get some rhyming word pictures printed. Secondly, get your child to find the right rhyming word that matches. In other words, encourage him/her to spell and write it down. Finally, help your child to start.

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Ayesha Anjum
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