COUNSELLING STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING DEFICIT CHILD IN BORNOSTATE, NIGERIA
This paper examined some counselling techniques that could be used in counselling and helping students that exhibit learning deficit. Some causes of learning deficit which include the environment, chemical, viruses and vitamin deficiencies and types of learning deficit were highlighted as short attention span, preservation, hyperactivity, speech disability, reading disability (dyslexia), to mention but a few. Reinforcement and its schedules were also enumerated as the motivator that can effect change in the client. Shaping, padding, chaining and extinction were suggested as counselling techniques that could be used in handling some students with some categories of learning deficits. It was concluded that counsellors should follow strictly the principles of the counselling technique chosen so that the technique will be effective on the client.
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