Detection and assessment of specific learning difficulties

Turan stated that the 2022-2023 academic year is coming to an end and the kids are getting ready to enjoy the holidays by getting their report cards, saying, “I would like to reiterate what we remind families of every year; The child is a whole with all stages of development and should not be judged solely by the grades on the report. The report is just a tool to guide children’s school life.”

Equal conditions are important for a correct evaluation.

Reminding that the experts see the year-end report as concrete data to be evaluated in terms of the child’s education, Turan continued: “For a proper assessment, it is important that the child has been educated on equal terms with his/her peers and has access to quality educational services. It is the best time to measure the efficiency of the education received in the first and second period of the year, to measure our child’s academic competence and to take measures in this regard.”

Special learning disability

Turan pointed out that in order to correctly manage the next year and evaluate the child as a whole, the learning area of ​​​​the child should be evaluated by taking into account the observations of the parents and educators about the child, and shared the following information: and Battery test is our most preferred method. specific learning difficulties; Despite providing appropriate education and opportunities at school age, the child has difficulty learning to read and/or write, reads slowly, has many reading errors, spelling errors, and difficulty learning and/or recognizing basic arithmetic symbols and activities . Dyslexia (reading disorder), dysgraphia (writing disorder), dyscalculia (mathematical disorder), memory, attention, sequence, organization etc. areas are among the classifications evaluated in special learning disabilities.”

Turan stated that in the studies conducted, special learning disabilities are seen in the range of 5-15 percent in the society when neurological, genetic and pre/post natal factors are taken into account, and continued his words as follows: “Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity (Hyperactivity is the most common psychiatric disorder in childhood. Hyperactive children. Disorder with mood disorders are the diagnostic criteria that guide the process. The goal of clinical evaluation; It is to determine whether the problems experienced by the child are really due to learning difficulties It is a priority to establish the intelligence level with a comprehensive mental assessment test and determine that the academic difficulties he is experiencing are caused by an intellectual disability.”

Turan summarized the requests as follows: “The ÖÖG-KG Battery we applied; visual perception, sequencing and sequencing, right-left discrimination, clock drawing, lateralization (difference between the right and left side of the body / a structure or function revealed more on one side) with subtests evaluating reading, writing and math skills This assessment will be expanded supported by the Mathematics Literacy Evaluation Scale (MOYA). The process determined by clinical observation and correct evaluation should not be neglected and should be directed to a specialist with parent and teacher observations.

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