What is Remedial Education?
The Remedial Education is an instructional program designed for students who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing, and math. This program provides individualized basic skills that assist students to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills.
Who needs remedial education?
- Children who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing.
- Children diagnosed with Specific Learning Disability.
- Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who are struggling with their studies
How does remedial education help?
Remedial education addresses the multiple areas that are responsible to ensure a positive, meaningful and long-lasting learning experience. For a child with writing difficulties, work on eye hand integration and fine motor skills is required, in order to build the strength and dexterity necessary to hold a pencil appropriately and write between the lines.
Children are helped with pre-writing skills and writing using various approaches which appeal to all learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic). It alleviates boredom, enhances attention and makes learning fun.
Learning to read is vital, as by the time children reach Std 2, they should be reading to learn. Teaching of phonics (matching letters to sounds), and phonological awareness (ability to discriminate between different sounds in words) helps them with their reading skills. Children are encouraged to read story books, comprehend the story and retell the story in sequence. The child gains understanding about language, vocabulary skills and makes connection between events in a story.
Children need to learn and understand numbers and represent them in different ‘forms’, such as using things (objects like blocks, beads, fingers etc), pictures, numerals and the number names. The child must learn the concept of number value well, before proceeding to addition and subtraction. The manipulation of concrete objects, seeing patterns and doing and learning is the focus of numeracy learning in the early stages.
Remedial education does not start and end with the session with the teacher at Sethu. Parents are a very important part of the process and a home program helps to practice and strengthen the various concepts.