Tag Archives: Disability Learning
Jan 9th , 2011
Disability learning or learning disabilities are often not discovered until a later age. In such instances the learning disabled person may suffer from low self esteem. Difficulties in reading and writing are in no way an indication of a lower intelligence. On the contrary, many people with disability learning posses a higher than average intelligence. But unless they are aware of their LD problem people suffering from disability learning may become depressed and frustrated by their reading and writing difficulties.
Awareness of learning disorders is the first and perhaps the most important stage for the person that has disability learning. Awareness is the key to rebuild self confidence for the learning disabled and to overcome learning disorders. Once the specific type of LD is determined the next stage is to find ways that will pave the way to improvement.
Providing the person with learning disabilities with the right tools that can aid her is another way to re-build confidence. Disability learning students can use context-sensitive online automatic correction tools in order get help reading and writing.
Let’s take a look at how such an online, context-sensitive, automatic correction tool can completely transform the reading and writing experience of the learning disabled person.
When you have disability learning you will often have difficulties in understanding and analyzing your textual errors. Some people with LD will even have a hard time to read and understand the corrections that will be offered them by a regular spell checker. Also, their errors will many times be so far removed from the original word that they intended to write, that they will never be recognized. Even worse, the regular grammar and spelling automatic check will offer them correction suggestions that are illogical. This will simply discourage the person with Disability Learning to continue with the writing and reading tasks at hand.
On the other hand, using a contextual automatic grammar checker may boost the learning disabled person’s confidence as it will take a look at entire sentences and offer logical and coherent correction suggestions. Every correction suggestion can also be read aloud, using text to speech technology. Listening to all correction suggestions allows people with disability learning that have difficulties in reading to select the correction that is compatible with their original intention. Being able to write and correct your own texts, by using a contextual grammar checker, is a great confidence builder for people with LD.