Children and Learning disabilities
- Many children struggle with studies and have difficulties getting good grades, however are very smart.
- Often parents do not understand why their seemingly intelligent kids are failing at school.
- Some causes include hearing impairment and weak vision, but there are other, less easily depicted causes that also affect kids’ scholastic achievements and grades.
Causes of Learning Disabilities
- Learning disabilities impact students’ grades more often than any other disability.
- They are defined as having a weakness in one or more of the following areas: reading, spelling, comprehension, writing, calculations, memorizing, visualizing.
- These weaknesses can also co-exist with other types of disorders, such as hyperactivity, attention deficit (ADHD), executive function disorders, anxiety, OCD, and depression.
Symptoms of Learning Disabilities
- Children and adolescents who have a learning difficulty may appear as lazy, inattentive, not studious enough or even as not smart.
- Learning difficulties get worse with age and are not usually noticed at home or in the classroom.
- They always have a negative impact on self-esteem and self-confidence and might destroy the social aspect of a child’s life.
Diagnosis and Treatment
- Good treatment is only accomplished after having made an accurate diagnosis.
- These tests include the assessment and measurement of intelligence, academic achievement, cognitive processing, memory, concentration and intelligence (IQ).
- Therefore, it is important for parents and educators to take any weaknesses seriously and to seek professional help as soon as possible.
- Appropriate intervention and treatment can largely help a child overcome those challenges.
- Research shows that kids who have learning disabilities who have undergone special education, psychological support and speech/language therapy do much better as adults in the future than those who don’t get help as children.
- They can improve to reach the level of performance of kids without learning and language difficulties.
- Learning disabilities can have a significant impact on a child’s academic, social, and emotional development.
- Early diagnosis and intervention are critical for the long-term success of children with learning disabilities.
- Parents and educators should seek professional help as soon as they notice any weaknesses in a child’s academic performance or behavior.