Learning Strategies

Children with special needs can display a range of cognitive effects that impact development and learning. Students who do not know or do not consistently utilize effective learning strategies struggle to perform well in school. Therefore, it is critical to target the specific strategies that help students become active learners who understand and evaluate information in order to solve problems.

Cognitive effects that impact learning


Some children will exhibit secondary deficits that impede learning.

Slow processing speed

 Recognition of information and their ability to respond to it.

Arousal regulation

Arousal regulation  affect the coordination of linking new information with prior knowledge.

Encoding of verbal and visual information

Registration of information for additional processing and/or storage in the memory system.

Memory – encoding and retrieval processes

Children with special needs may exhibit difficulties with the processes required to process, store, and retrieve information from the memory system. 

Special Needs Handbook for Teachers

This handbook will help you create an organized and efficient classroom environment where your special needs students will thrive. 



Problem Solving

Teaching problem solving: the five steps

Problem solving and thinking skills can be taught.

Printable organizers for self-monitoring and problem-solving

Classroom skills & problem solving printable forms.

Visual Maps

The purpose of using visual mapping techniques is to help students generate, organize, and expand their thoughts.


JobTIPS provides learning resources, guided exercises, graphic organizers, role-playing scenario cards, video tutorials, and visual prompts to help students with any learning style get ahead in the workplace.

Study & Organizational Skills

Maintaining contact between school and home

Teachers, caregivers, and other professionals working with the child need to work together to provide support.

Homework assignments

Teachers can help the students with managing and completing homework assignments. 

Printable homework chart

Establish an organizational system with the student.

Testing accommodations

Some children will require testing accommodations to take the standardized tests.

Supports and strategies at home

Tteachers and caregivers need to discuss the patterns of homework assignments and the expectations regarding homework. 

Printable calendars and checklists

These are forms that you can easily print out and customize for your individual needs.

Test-taking strategies

 Preparing children to know what to expect on the test, how to maneuver the test format, and how to analyze the questions may help them to become less anxious and improve performance.