An Exercise To Do
Try doing this exercise. Get a piece of paper and a pencil. Now draw a house and a dub.
For many of you, the house would be easy. But what about the dub?
The more you try drawing it and can't, the more blank and stupid you can feel. You could get angry and give up trying to do it.
But a dictionary tells you that the definition of a "dub" is a "puddle of water."
Now, draw a picture of a house and a dub.
You see, you aren't stupid.
The ability to study and to do something depends on you understanding the words relating to it.
When you don't understand the words, you can't do that action.
So, if your child is told that he/she has a "learning disability," first find if there is a word, words or symbols that he/she doesn't understand in what is being read or studied, and ensure that he/she uses a dictionary to help fully understand the meaning of the word(s)/symbol(s). Then have him/her read on from where he/she found this word.
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