Dictionaries For Learning Disabilities


Dictionaries are helpful for teaching people with learning disabilities. The Thesaurus and dictionary combined can do wonders for an individual suffering Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). The dictionary can benefit those of us that suffer mental illnesses.

Ironically our Department of Education hinders children from the start of school by (forcing) them to comply with the rules and regulations of a controlling system. Children grow up with parents that teach them how to behave, think, and feel. It is all in accordance to their upbringing (beliefs) and the child moves ahead until he walks in the door of the public school system.

Thus, his or her beliefs are reversed, since they now believe according to someone else’s standards. We just can’t win in a world filled with unrelenting believes. It seems virtually impossible to stay afloat when superiors control us. Leaders include the schools, law, politics, and even religious leaders.

The influences can create a chaotic mind and torture the minds for decades, since the world is never changing in their actions. Now we must look at an entirely new law to govern our own mind and avoid the difficulties that others send our way.

The dictionary contains thousands of words that have many different meanings. For example, deadlines are dates in which a publication is expected. On the other hand, deadlines are fences around a prison walls. If a prisoner steps over that deadline he or she is subject to be shot by the wardens. Therefore, we must learn the meaning of words before we can understand what the words mean.

One individual that spent five years in prison may misinterpret deadlines if a person is explaining in vague definition. For example, if I do not make that deadline I am in trouble. If a person spent time in prison, the person may understand the deadline as a potential threat, since he or she spent time in prison.

Therefore, the meaning is not clear. Another example can be seen when we consider the words assertive and aggressive. One person may misunderstand the terms or definitions when they encounter a person asserting them self. For example, assertive means to speak out boldly with great confidence, while aggressive individuals may speak out bold.

Aggressive does not mean that a person is violently acting out when he or she feels aggressive; rather it means that the person is defending his or her rights.

Often an aggressive person feels his or her emotions were attacked, thus acting out boldly.

This is all linked to beliefs, which is a factor in learning. Living in a controlled world, we all have hindrance that comes our way. The hindrance prevents us from understand a meaning.

Facts play a large part in learning. Since we all grow up and observe the different influences about us. For example, if a child grows observing friends that are polite, this child is learning behaviors patterns from his or her influences.

Learning falls into place. However if a child sees polite people and is approached by adults claiming that the child is too passive then we see a rewind fall into place.

The child knows the rewards that politeness brings, but does not know the boundaries of polite. As you can see this child is confused, since his observation taught the child to behave in accordance to the majority of influences.

If an adult approaches the child’s passive behaviors incorrectly, this is where disability steps in. Since the child now feels inadequate.

Underestimating observation over teaching can prove disastrous if the observed actions were clearly a good behavior situation. I am a firm believer that observation goes further than words. However, when a person is confused the dictionary and thesaurus is the best teachers.

The tactic not only promotes self-talking, but it enforces the mind to elaborate on the meaning of each word.

My child suffers Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and as he observed me, he too picked up the dictionary and began his journey to understanding. It has taught him that learning means that his confidence is in tact, since not many individuals can disrupt his mind.