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 CHCEDS005:  Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

 

1.     The mechanics of writing

a)    Read the case study below and suggested two (2) strategies that could be used to assist the student with writing:

Case study: Dysgraphia

Logan (11yrs) has dysgraphia. His writing is barely legible – he typically combines upper and lower case in a single word as well as print and cursive styles. Logan has difficulty spacing each word and often complains of cramps in his hand and fingers after only a few minutes of writing.

 

b)    Read the case study below, then visit the SensoryTools.net Australia website (http://shopau.sensorytools.net/as_fidget-tools).  Access the collection of ‘Fidget Tools’ and select two (2) tools that you could recommend to the class teacher for Leah.  Give a reason for your choice of tools.

Case study:  Leah

Leah (8yrs) finds it difficult to focus on her writing. She is easily distracted and is constantly moving – tapping, rocking, swinging or shaking her leg. She is always chewing on her hair, her pen or her collar. When writing, Leah moves around in her chair – kneeling, sitting with her feet tucked underneath her or swinging one leg. As a result, she has poor fluency, with her writing appearing messy and difficult to read. The classroom teacher asks you to recommend some ‘fidget toys’ that could be used to assist Leah.

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