Left Handed Children And Teacher Training

There has been a great deal of encouragement for teachers to give more consideration into accommodating children who use their left hand. This will provide more information to help bring awareness to teachers about the issue. There are a few things that teachers can do to incorporate in their classrooms regarding left handed children to avoid problems as the children develop through academics. For example, the teachers can sit the left handed child on the left side of writing areas so he or she does not accidentally hit other kids with their elbow. The teachers can also demonstrate a correct writing grip and encourage an effective writing position. In addition, the school staff should provide left handed scissors and teach the children how to use them. Lastly, teachers should realize that left handers will form some letters differently than right handers.

To tell you the truth, these accommodations do not happen in schools unless the teacher is left handed also or the parent of the left handed child push for a change in the classroom policy, that’s when you see the children receive the proper advice and help they need.

Understanding the needs of left handed students and how to assist them is a part of the Teacher Training Curriculum but as a result, there is very little attention going towards it.

Source: www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk

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