Pediatric Therapy Corner: Using Graphic Organizers for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Are you familiar with the use of graphic organizers?  As students progress through the educational system, academic demands begin to increase with higher order skills and advanced concepts.  Students with learning disabilities are at risk for falling behind and may require explicit instruction to assist with comprehending text and producing written work.  Here is some information on how to use graphic organizers to help students with learning disabilities.

What are graphic organizers? Graphic organizers are visual and spatial displays that make associations between related facts and concepts more noticeable.  The goal of graphic organizers is to encourage more meaningful learning and promote understanding and retention of new material by making abstract concepts more
concrete and connecting new information with previous knowledge.

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