Learning disabled people have this problem because they face great difficulty in listening, speaking, reading, writing and mathematical intelligence. Learning difficulties can be caused by internal factors like inherent, physical, medical and neurological and external factors like family, society, opportunities and experiences. Internal factors are intrinsic to the individual and can cause a person to learn differently. They are usually life-long, and are usually considered a learning disability. Dyslexia is usually considered to be a learning disability, or a particular learning difficulty.
Firstly, it can be in a person’s inability to concentrate or focus and causes that person’s mind to wander in their own thought or easily get distracted. Learning disabilities also includes difficulty of a person to read, write, and spell or even to solve math problems (Nemours Foundation, n. d). However, this does not mean that person with learning disability cannot excel or achieve success in their life. According to Learning Disability Association of America, though learning disability cannot be cured of fixed; it is a lifelong challenge, but with suitable support and intervention, even people with disability can achieve success in school, at work, in relationship and in
High achievers are very similar to that of a gifted student as it relates to the cognitive aspect of learning. While they exhibit less interest for certain topics than other students, they seem to master concepts at a faster pace than others and sometimes at a higher percentile. Gifted students may appear to be self -directed in the sense that they take initiative to complete task with their peers. This can sometimes have a positive influence on other students due to the overly complex/abstract thoughts of the gifted child. The curiosity and self-motivation sets the gifted learner apart from high achievers.
Children with learning disabilities often have executive functioning disorders as well. Executive functioning is a term psychologists use to describe the many tasks our brains perform that are necessary to think, act, and solve problems. Executive functioning includes tasks that help us learn new information, remember and retrieve information
As language learning is a complicated mental process, it can create a wide range of problems for language learners. Most of these problems are rooted in affective domain of language learners. Furthermore, language teaching is done through classroom procedure; therefore, it can cause classroom related problems. For example, learners may suffer from anxiety in language class. A number of researchers have claimed that there is an anxiety particular to language learning and that learning and achievement is affected debilitate by this anxiety (Gardner, Smythe, & Lalonde, 1984; Horwitz, Horwitz, & Cope, 1986; Trylong, 1987; Young, 1991).
The discipline of mathematics is a difficult learning site with the potential to trigger distressed emotional states or dread in those students who cannot comprehend its concepts or to use it to solve problems. (Ashcraft & Faust, 1994). A background in mathematics is necessary for many career opportunities in an increasingly technological society but academically capable students are often restricted by fear of mathematics. This leads to discontinuation of mathematical training and education. (Meece, Wigfield & Eccles, 1990, p. 60) This fear of mathematics, initially termed mathemaphobia or mathophobia, is currently termed mathematical anxiety.
Students who are average and not gifted, yet truly motivated, can overcome the problems easier and learn faster than those who are sharp and talented but not motivated enough to learn. However, like what Krashen mentions, Bley-Vroman, Elis, and later Cook believe that affective filters have no
This research looks at learning disabilities and views it in four ways. The two categories of types of learning disabilities. Firstly, the four stages of information processing used in learning which are input, integration, storage, and output. Secondly, the deficits areas of information processing which are Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia. Thirdly, the causes of learning disabilities that are differences in brain structure, alcohol or drug use, lead in water or paint, and dementia or a traumatic brain injury.
Situational Analysis It is a commonly accepted fact that mathematics is hard, difficult and was given just a little bit of interest by certain people. Studying Mathematics automatically carry the reaction that people who are excellent in Mathematics are often called and viewed as extraordinary. Mathematics has significance over and on the use and utilization of basic numeracy skills. It is also an important way to enhance the higher-order cognitive skills of the learners as well as their logical thinking. Some of the major part of Scientific Fields Mathematics play includes Engineering and Physics.