Saturday, October 28, 2023

Acquired Learning Disabilities - Part 2


Here is part 2 of my Twitter discussion I posted yesterday. LINK

Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel

Get a copy of my book Teach Your Child to read and point out if you hear any consonants pronounced with extraneous sounds.

Pat Stone @PATSTONE55

Nice cover. I’ll have a look.

I still defy anyone to say g without it being ug or guh


Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel

Listen to a 6-year-old kid in Lagos pronouncing the g sound and compare it with the g sound in Baby TV. LINK

Compare it with the clip on Baby TV. LINK

Compare the sounds of b,c,d,f,g,h,k,l,n,p,q,r,v,w,y.


Pat Stone @PATSTONE55

I don’t wish to argue. There is no way to say g without an extraneous sound. I don’t think it matters as much as you seem to think, if the extraneous is minimal. Other stuff such as what the letter and its sound are for / can do is way more important to me.

 Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel

You will hear the sound of g in that book several times.

If you find value in that book do share it with your contacts so that we may reduce the number of kids disengaging from learning to read.

Pat Stone @PATSTONE55

I will hear it? Is it an audio book?


Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel

Yes, you will hear it. You click on a QR code on each chapter and listen to the whole lesson.

A child will be able to learn to read with minimal guidance from an adult.

Follow the instruction in the book and no child will be left behind.

Here is something from David Boulton’s article I read recently. LINK

Human beings can innocently, intelligently, and unconsciously learn in ways that dis-able their learning.  Most of the children who struggle in school are not struggling because of innate deficiencies or disabilities. They are struggling because what they have learned (within their life-trajectories) is insufficiently providing for, maladaptively directing, or emotionally misorienting their current learning. Though not as severely, learned learning disabilities harm vastly more children than innate learning disabilities.

Most struggling children are struggling because what they learned in the past is inadequately resourcing or maladaptively directing their current learning. To help children through their learning struggles (at school and in life) we have to be able to recognize and address unhealthy learning.

The most important step toward improving the health of our children’s learning is recognizing, understanding, and minimizing, unhealthy learning.

Today, virtually all our issues and challenges are artificial – our own creations.

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