There are many children with intellectual disabilities in this world.
When it comes to developmental disabilities, there are even more people.
And not only children but also adults may find it difficult to live due to their disabilities.
This time, I will talk about the clumsiness and characteristics of children’s hands, and what kind of methods are effective in supporting them.
Characteristics of clumsiness in children with intellectual disabilities
Regarding the clumsiness of children with intellectual disabilities, it is said that there are children who are not good at skipping and dancing, folding origami, and using scissors . It is among them, there are many children who are clumsy with their hands, such as buttoning and writing .
Other eye movement information processing, such as some children with developmental disabilities are not good at copying the letters on the blackboard into notebooks or cannot follow the letters correctly. It seems that many children are having difficulty with .
In other words, the difficulty for each person is different, such as not being able to use the body well or being able to process information correctly.
However, it can be said unconditionally that it can be mitigated by the method that suits the child.
Concept of support for children with disabilities
The most important way of thinking about support for a child with a disability is to think about what kind of support is suitable for that child.
Even if you have a disability, some children can understand it correctly, while others have higher abilities than others.
In short, each person is really different.
It may be obvious, but please understand that point first.
Then, let’s talk about what kind of effective support is.
The first thing that can be said for people with all disabilities is to know their pace.
Some people may be able to work at a fast pace, but others may be slow to think because of the characteristics of their disabilities.
Therefore, the simplest method is to give priority to accuracy slowly rather than to prioritize speed when letting children with disabilities work . It is
There is a research result that the work efficiency is improved as a whole .
From this, in order to improve work efficiency, it is important to secure sufficient time and steadily proceed with learning and work in a way that suits the person.
How was the content this time?
Speaking of disabilities, some people feel that they are hard to hear, but that and disability are also their individuality.
The person has his or her life, and that person has his or her way of thinking.
However, as a person living in the same world, thinking that it is easy for the person to work and learn should be taken for granted from now on.
“It’s okay at your own pace” “Let’s do our best at your own pace”, I hope we can create a world where everyone can talk about it regardless of their disabilities.
- 知的障害者の反応時間特性の分析および手作業の効率性向上に向けた支援実践上の観点（2016）葉石 光一 , 池田 吉史, 大庭 重治, 八島 猛, 勝二 博亮, 岡崎 慎治, 奥住 秀之, 國分 充 上越教育大学特別支援教育実践研究センター紀要22、19 – 22