Learning Disability a Major Issue in Children

Learning disabilities (LD), or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems.

Children with learning disabilities are in a disadvantaged position when compared with children who can cope with the normal learning system. These children usually tend to drop out of schools or the schools rejects them due to learning disability.

LD is the difficulty to acquire and use academic skills like

  • reading,
  • reading-comprehension,
  • writing,
  • spelling,
  • mathematics,
  • language,
  • motor coordination,
  • social skills etc.

Learning disabilities look very different from one child to another. One child may struggle with reading and spelling, while another loves books but can’t understand math.

Still another child may have difficulty understanding what others are saying or communicating out loud.

The problems are of very different nature, but they are all learning disorders. LD children are smart in everything else they have normal and above normal intelligence in other activities.

Learning Disability may first appear as behavior problems like attention-deficits, hyperactivity, naughtiness defiance, aggression, addiction to TV or computer, forging progress reports, tics, obsessive disorders, anxiety, depression school phobia, etc.

Today, many children are diagnosed with learning disabilities at school when it is discovered that they have difficulty in some part of their education.

Learning disabilities are traditionally diagnosed by conducting two tests and noticing a significant discrepancy between their scores.

These tests are an intelligence (or IQ) test and a standardized achievement (reading, writing, arithmetic) test. Diagnosis is the formal process by which a learning disability and other disabilities or conditions are identified by the trained professionals in this field.

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