Learning Disability In Children- Can Be Treated, If Not Fully Cured!


Learning Disability (LD) is a term coined by Dr. Samuel Kirk and is a generic term referring to a group of neurobiological disorders in children wherein their learning capabilities are not at par with their other counterparts.

In general terms it can best be explained as a child’s inability to learn and reproduce in a normal manner. Such children face impediments in the process due to conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, hyperactivity disorder and some more forms of emotional or mental disturbances.

Learning disability generally hits at a tender age though even the adults may suffer from it at times. It creates problems in simple routine exercises like reading, writing, spelling, mathematical solutions, memorizing or even speaking appropriately. Though learning disability can be treated through various specialized methods and techniques, it can create havoc with the lives of those it affects if not taken seriously. Those afflicted by it start loosing their self-esteem, face failure at every small step and sometimes become a victim of depression.

However, it must be noted that learning disability can be treated partially if not completely so that these children are able to gel with other normal children, because it is only a disability and not a disease. This involves a detailed study about each particular case and then assigning a treatment accordingly. Many factors like age, severity of the condition and alike are taken into account before assigning a particular treatment.

The best way to cope with Learning Disability is to first diagnose it then pinpoint the exact reason responsible for the disease. Thirdly you need to devise an effective strategy to overcome the disability. Parents, school authorities and those who surround the affected children play a very crucial role to make the strategy effective. It is very important for the masses to understand that it is only a lacking, a disability and not a disease.