6 Teaching Tips for Kids with Mild Intellectual Disabilities

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5. Show Him How to Adjust to New Scenarios

Children with mild intellectual disabilities may have trouble applying skills they learn in one area to a new situation. For example, a student may learn a new word in English class but have trouble understanding the same word in a science textbook.

Remind your child that information they learn in one situation can be applied to different scenarios. For instance, you might talk with him about how the word "ring" can be used to describe a specific type of jewelry, a sound that a bell makes, and a circular shape.