QUESTIONS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS
- Do you have students who have trouble reading but can understand the same material when it is read to them?
- Do you have students who read well but do NOT understand what they have read?
- Do you have students who cannot remember what they have just read- either orally or to themselves?
- Do you have students who have good ideas but cannot express them orally?
- Do you have students who express themselves well orally but cannot put the same ideas in writing, particularly in response to questions on tests?
- Do you have students who cannot remember math facts and concepts?
- Do you have students in the lower grades whose trouble seems to stem from what you could describe as "immaturity"?
- Do you have students who have trouble following oral and/or written directions?
- Do you have students whom you would describe as "daydreamers" who tend to tune out during class discussion, the giving of directions, or the taking of tests?
If you answered "yes" to any or some of these questions about one of your students, they could have a learning disability. You might want to have a conference with the parents. You may wish to suggest remedial help for them. For information about diagnostic testing and available help, call (901) 373-7218