Early schooling years stage integral development paths for preschool students. They participate in learning and co-curricular activities arranged by a school management system. However, this learning progress is not easy for going learners to adjust to. They face several challenges, circumstantial or permanent.
Early Literacy Difficulties
Children facing early learning difficulties in preschool years can face trouble catching up to other students. A gap in age and learning at this academic stage is easy to overcome. A school management system can help children with slow growth progress.
Educational institutions are trying their hardest to foster the learning process but only so much can be done through LMS portals. With the emergence of online education, the quality of learning for preschool and middle school students has gone down because they need a more practical approach and constant communication with the class teacher and other students. These activities have not been possible during the pandemic because they required complete social distancing. Being away from an offline learning environment has taken away their true experience of learning.
You should be concerned about the literacy advancement of your child if you observe the following;
- Listening, speaking, and comprehension skills of your child
- Ability to recognize alphabets numbers and pronounce words
- They don’t ask too many questions
- The child puts together multiple sounds to make one word
- The best way to resolve a child’s literacy difficulties at a young age is to contact professional help as soon as possible.
Literacy difficulties for kindergarten students
In kindergarten years of schooling, children learn to read write and understand the English language or the medium of education they receive. They developed talking skills after two to three years at home, but these save language skills are converted into reading and writing skills. Many children start talking at a very late age. They don’t speak unless they are four years old. To lag is difficult because it does not allow a child to completely cooperate with the school environment.
By the time a child enters delivered in school, these are the difficulties some students might face;
- Delay in remembering, learning words, and the first language they use for regular communication.
- They leave out some words while speaking and connecting sentences.
- Students struggle to pronounce, recognize and remember the sounds of particular words.
- They cannot distinguish between alphabets and letters.
- Difficulty in writing words, making shapes, and understanding symbols.
- Pronounce similar sounding words in a similar pattern without understanding the meaning of those words.
- They cannot learn nursery rhymes because the progression is very complicated.
- Difficulty in saying complicated phrases.
- Socializing problems with students and teachers.
Reading difficulties students might face in their early years of schooling;
- Students cannot recognize pictures in a book and related activities written content besides the picture.
- They cannot distinguish between different chapter’s subjects come out the front or back page of the book genres of books.
- Difficulty in naming the objects represented in each book through pictures or phrases.
- Students are forgetful about what they read in the book and cannot remember what the teacher had taught previously in a class.
- They don’t like obeying classroom rules because following them is burdening for them.
Literacy difficulties for middle school students
Middle school students can also face multiple literacy difficulties in their life. Some early signs of these difficulties include;
- Inability to retail stories and summaries in the right order.
- Students cannot use complex words and have an improper composition of sentences because using grammar is not common to them.
- They write noticeably long sentences, coming up with words that sound similar.
- While pronouncing and reading they read words after breaking them into several parts to make the word sound simpler.
- Inability to understand simple instructions in the classroom and follow these instructions.
- They cannot understand invisible concepts talking to a classroom.
- In proper spelling, forgetting the meaning of difficult words.
- They are not interested in literacy-related activities, such as reading, writing, or comprehending content in picture books.
- The students get easily distracted while attending classes.
- They have to attend revision because the understanding of the concept of a subject is not clear to them.
Only after recognizing the science of literacy difficulties among students can the school management help them. Special programs are introduced every year so students can improve on their learning difficulties. Counselors, therapists, and professionals are also employed to guide them.