March 27, 2018

Remedial Education

Remedial education (also known as developmental education, basic skills education, compensatory education, preparatory education,) is assigned to assist students in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy.

Remedial education can be designed for any students, with or without special needs; the defining trait is simply that they have reached a point of under-preparedness, regardless of the reason. For example, even people of high intelligence an be under prepared if their education was disrupted.

Remedial Education can be provided for slow learners or children with learning difficulties like dyslexia, apraxia and the like.

How to work with slow learners?

1. Make learning fun and comfortable. …
2. Provide meaningful, concrete activities rather than abstract.
3. Give short specific directions and have your child repeat them back to you.
4. Parents should work closely with the teacher.
5. Encourage the child to explore areas of interest to him/her.

Remedial programs are designed to close the gap between what a student knows and what he’s expected to know. They often target reading or math skills. Students may be removed from their regular classroom and taught in another setting till the gap is met and bridged.

Many students require the extra help remedial programs can provide.