Motivation, Memory & Metacognition for Children with LD

How motivation, memory and metacognitive ability are often affected for children with learning difficulties.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

For children with learning difficulties, challenges in learning occur not only from lesson content, but also from neurological and psychological brain immaturities and differences. As such, many of these children have learning issues associated with what ReMinds terms the “Triple M Challenges”. That is, Motivation, Memory and Metacognitive Thinking. This program will explain and address these challenges.

Motivation underpins learning for all of us throughout out lives. However, for children with learning difficulties, specific demotivators may affect learning psychologically even more than neurologically if not dealt with appropriately.

In addition, teaching and instruction may be in vain if information is forgotten frequently due to problems with short term, working and long term memory. Discover how this is related to issues of storage and retrieval.

Metacognition is essence relates to self awareness. This course will explain how delays in metacognitive thinking impact on learning and academic performance.

What are the requirements?

  • This program has sound.
  • An interest and commitment in assisting children with learning difficulties to reach their full potential
  • A desire to learn WHY children children with learning difficulties are not learning optimally in order to learn HOW to assist them.
  • A belief that both neurological and psychological factors can affect learning outcomes.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Outline 6 major demotivators to learning for children with learning difficulties
  • Discuss strategies to manage and remove demotivators
  • Specify memory issues exprienced by children with learning difficulties
  • Explain how to address these memory issues
  • Understand the link between sleep and memory
  • Outline four main components to metacognitive thinking
  • Discuss how these components affect learning from an adademic viewpoint
  • Put yourself in the mindset of a child with learning difficulties as a result of the "In Their Shoes" activity

Who is the target audience?

  • Teachers, student teachers, other educators and parents of children with learning difficulties

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Section 1: Introduction to the Triple M Challenges
Section 2: Motivation
Critical or Negatively Competitive Relationships
Infrequent or Vague Feedback
Perception of Content Being Irrelevant
Boring Instruction
Teaching By Only One Method
Hopelessness in Achieving Academic Success
Section 3: Memory
Sleep and Memory
Frame It and Chunk It
Section 4: Metacognitive Thinking
1. Slow Down
2. Plan Each Activity
3. Proofread Work As You Go Along
Check Understanding of Instructions Before Starting Any Tasks
Section 5: Activity- In Their Shoes
In Their Shoes -What May It Feel Like To Have A Learning Difficulty?
Section 6: End Of Program
End Of Program

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Instructor Biography

Nadine Shome, Principal Trainer at ReMinds

Nadine Shome has been working in the training sector for more than 18 years in both Australia and South East Asia. For more than a decade, she had a successful training business known as Excelerated Training that conducted various training programs to corporations.

As the mother of a child with learning difficulties, she has firsthand experience dealing with many challenges faced by parents of children with learning difficulties. She understands the enormity of the task and the overwhelming feeling and lack of direction often experience.

Through extensive research, Nadine developed the Reminds framework for dealing with learning difficulties providing information, strategies and options to make the best decisions for these children through each stage of the learning difficulties process.

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