THINKING IN PICTURES: A WAY FORWARD FOR DYSLEXIA, DYSGRAPHIA AND DYSCALCULIA IN GHANA

Tabitha Harriet Deh

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Dyslexia a life-long status; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. Many regular and children with special needs exhibit tenets of several learning disabilities at their school going age. Studies have shown how conditions such as Dyslexia and Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia have negatively affected these children’s swift development. Suggestions are that, any abnormality in the brain connectivity may affect not only children with special needs, but also regular children in the mainstream. The impact on the affected persons differ from person to person, however, solutions or the way forward depend largely on the approaches of the remediation. Thinking in pictures as a module for Dyslexia, a very common condition in this category and its related associates; dysgraphia and dyscalculia are concisely looked at in this paper.

 

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dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, thinking in pictures, Ghana

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