L E A R N I N G D I S A B
I L I T I E S
Major Concern #1
Children with learning disabilities may have
difficulties with language written or spoken.
Find out what is the best way for your child to learn
new skills or games. He may benefit from a demonstration or a picture. Many
children struggle with verbal directions when they are learning a new
skill. Also breaking skills down to meaningful parts may help the child
learn a complex movement.
Major Concern #2
General movement problems or clumsiness is a problem for
some children with learning disabilities.
There are many activities such as jumping rope and
moving through obstacle courses that can help children learn basic body
awareness and rhythm. Start at a young age and using a large hula hoop is
one way to help a child learn to jump rope. Jumping rope is used by even
elite athletes to develop rhythm and coordination. This can be done at home
and with little space.