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ERIC Number: ED261440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Listening and the Learning Disabled Student.
McCrady, William
In order to foster awareness of the auditory characteristics of learning disabled students and the essential skills involved in effective listening, this paper suggests teaching strategies to improve listening skills that include both individual and whole class activities specifically geared to learning disabled students. The first section of the paper profiles five students labeled as learning disabled. In the second section, listening is defined as the ability to perceive an auditory message and gain as much information from that message as possible. Steps toward understanding the listening problem, outlined in the third portion of the paper, include finding an area of interest, being flexible about notetaking, and working at listening. Sample lessons and activities that present listening as an enjoyable challenge are discussed in the fourth section, while five suggestions for developing listening as a study skill are presented in the fifth section. The paper concludes with five guidelines, such as presenting regularly scheduled lessons about listening at least twice a week and being a good model as a listener. (DF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A