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RemedialSkilsUniversally students will have fundamental academic problems in respect of learning concepts,particularly abstract in nature, computational skills, oral and written expressions. Suchproblems may be attributed to almost all the subjects, and may occur at all stages of learning.There is no such
mirror with crystal clear image
that reflects the learning difficulties of thestudents. There is no such precise tool either that can suggest perfect corrective measures.There is always some percentage of failure in whatever tool or method you adopt to rectify thedeficiencies unless the
Diagnosis of learning
difficulties is devoid of error element.As a teacher, as and when you encounter a student facing some kind of learning problem or theother, try to gather as much information or data as you can from all angles and make a record of it and arrange it on some basis for further inference. It may happen that certain observations myappear silly and irrational at the beginning but may hold some underlying specific reason whichmay be the key for solving the problems. All language teachers, while conversing in theclassroom, can easily identify the errors in oral communication-be it intonation, pitch orrhythm. In case a student is performing a written task, you can notice his difficulties ingrasping the summary, repeated grammatical errors, copying, neatness in presentation andspeed of completion of work and so on and make a note of them so that you can devise asolution at your leisure time.It is possible that you may notice in a particular student helplessness in carrying out homework in terms of initiative and drive, self-study habits, vocabulary, resourcefulness, cooperativenessand the ability to get along with a group.Before we talk of
in teaching, let us make a rough list of factors that contributeto learning difficulties:1.
Over expectation of parents2.
Apathetic attitude of Parents as well as teachers4.
Too much ambitious nature of parents of nucleated families5.
l ignorance of their ward’s education
Poor and ill planned Home assignments7.
Insipid and boring methods of teaching8.
Lack of proper methods of Counseling and Guidance to the students at the appropriatetime9.
Fear of autocratic teachers
Sending the students for tuitions is not termed as rendering the academic assistance to the weak.