Questions can be a constant source of irritation for the learning disabled student. Fortunately, there are many techniques available that can relieve this irritation: ask more common type questions, ask fewer questions, reword in easier terms, avoid essay type questions, utilize matching, true or false and multiple choice types of questions, allow more time for response. If these choices do not appeal to you, you may want to try one or more of these options.
Next to the question, write down on what page the information may be found. This would work really well on information that has been color-coded.
Number the paragraphs of a chapter and cue answer with number of paragraph.
Same as above, but underline or color code the answer in the paragraph.
As questions occur, either within the context of the chapter or at the end of the chapter, list the questions with the correct answer. Record the page number where the question/answer may be found.
Students with learning challenges often need study sheets in order to focus on key elements of information to be learned. Some examples are:
Provide students with review outlines to guide their studying.
List steps in a mathematical process, or a lab activity, so that the student knows exactly what they are to do. (ETP: Clear Information)
Have students write their own study questions after lectures, discussions and reading assignments. (ETP: Questions/Prompts)