Remedial classes based on proven methods to improve learning in children with Dyslexia, attention difficulties and other barriers to learning. The focus is on improving the following learning skills: Spelling and reading skills ,correcting letter reversals Attention and memory skills.
Objectives of Remedial Teaching
- Each pupil is different in terms of learning ability, academic standards, classroom learning and academic performance and each has his own in learning. The aim of IRTP is to provide learning support to pupils who lag far behind their counterparts in school performance. By adapting school curricula and teaching strategies, teachers can provide learning activities and practical experiences to students according to their abilities and needs. They can also design individualized educational programmes with intensive remedial support to help pupils consolidate their basic knowledge in different subjects, master the learning methods, strengthen their confidence and enhance the effectiveness of learning.
- Throughout the teaching process, teachers should provide systematic training to develop pupils’ generic skills, including interpersonal relationship, communication, problem-solving, self-management, self-learning, independent thinking, creativity and the use of information technology. Such training can lay the foundation for pupils’ life-long learning, help them develop positive attitudes and values, as well as prepare them for future studies and career.
Characteristics of Learning among Pupils with Learning Difficulties
- poor memory
- short attention span and are easily distracted by other things
- relatively poor comprehensive power
- lack of learning motivation
- lack of self-confidence and relatively low self-expectation
- weak in problem-solving power
- fail to grasp information effectively and mix things up easily
- have difficulty in understanding new/abstract concepts
- fail to transfer knowledge to the related learning areas appropriately
- need more time to complete assignments or tasks
Apart from various learning difficulties, pupils may have different abilities and styles of learning. Some are better in visual learning while others are more competent in audio learning. Certain pupils have to learn through sense of touch or practical experiences. Remedial teachers, therefore, should design diversified teaching activities and adopt various teaching methods to help students develop their potential and remove the obstacles in learning.