All children make an effort to learn, but due to some reason fail to learn effectively. This is called learning disability or difficulty.
- Learning disability is a hidden disability. Because Learning Disability can’t be seen, it often go undetected.
- It is difficult to indentify Learning disability because the severity and characteristics Vary from child to child.
- The children with learning disability have average or above average intelligence, However it causes a discrepancy or gap between the ability and achievement. This gap leads to poor scholastic performance.
- In some cases, other problem co-exist with learning disabilities like attention problem, emotional or social problem.
- with the right support , intervention and therapeutic teaching ,children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and sometimes may have distinguished careers later in life.
- Although ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Active Disorder ) itself is not a learning disability, authority believe that children with ADHD may be more likely to have learning disabilities.
- It is observed from the sources that the ratio between boys and girls are 4:1.
- As per the definition given by U.S. National joint Committee for Learning Disabilities, – “Learning Disability is a general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorder manifested by significant difficulties in acquisition and use of listening , speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical ability .These disorders are intrinsic to the individual”.
- Is your child dyslexic? Please check out trough this simple test.
- Does your child have difficulties with spelling?
- Does your child miss out words when reading?
- Does your child have difficulty reading a loud?
- Does your child something skip lines when reading?
- Does your child experience difficulty copying from board?
- Does your child get confused about following instruction, for example when playing a game?
- Is your child unable to count backwards form 100 to 0
Is anyone in your family left-handed?
If not attended to, the effect of dyslexia can be devastating, often resulting in feeling of failure and loss of self confidence
If you answer “Yes” to four or more of these questions, then affected child must be dyslexic, and we recommend that he or she must have full individual assessment
Dyslexia (Reading disorder)
Difficulty in using and understanding language, problems with speaking, listening, reading. Kinds with dyslexia can be extremely creative and often excel in visual art sport, mechanics & areas that require spatial skills. Dyslectics have problems in interpreting what they see. Information gets scrambled as it travels from senses to Brain and back.
- Delayed development of speech and language.. late to talk
- Lack of clarity of speech of ideas
- Persistent difficulty in naming colors and shapes
- Has a problem of pronunciation problem
- Unable to concentrate
Dysgraphia (Writing disorder)
- Inability to write legibly and quickly
- Improper posture
- Awkward pencil/crayons grip
- Slow in writing, shabby and illegible handwriting
- Letter size variation, inability to maintain line.
- Mixing of capital and small letters.
- Persistent confusion between left and right.
Dyscalculia (Mathematics disorder)
- Persistent problems with mathematical symbols and concepts
- Reversal of numbers
- Difficulty in copying numbers
- Difficulty in concept of small – big /more – less / tall – short etc.
- Unable to relate numbers of objects to its symbols, written or verbal
- Difficulty in understanding the concept of unit, tens, hundreds.
- Difficulty in addition and subtraction
- Difficulty with simple mathematical concepts.
- Remedial teaching
- Understanding & Care