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Get To Know About Learning Disabilities


Learning disability is a common disorder found in many children and even adolescents. The parents or teachers play an important role in diagnosis of learning disabilities, as they are the ones who are close to the sufferer. Actually, learning disorder is a broad term, used to aggregate delay in development of speech and language, academic lagging, and natural tendency to catch up things.

A learning disability is said to be present due to some neurological disorder. Even genetic factors contribute for learning disabilities. Children facing learning disabilities stumble to read, write, recall, or even re-organize things. These children cannot be handled in customary way, as they can be said to be ‘smarter’ than their peers.

Sometimes, a learning disability can be life long disorder. In such circumstances, help and guidance from parents and professional can help a person suffering with learning disability, and even lead a successful life. But, sometimes what appears, as learning disability can just be a delay in maturation. Thus, it should be ensured to detect learning disability before it is treated.

Common types of learning disabilities are:

* Dyslexia: in which the patient finds hard to read the written words (reading disorder).

* Dyscalculia: in which the person have problems in solving mathematical questions.

* Dysgraphia: in which person finds difficult to write within specific space.

* Nonverbal disorder: in which the sufferer has hard visual observation.

* Auditory and visual disorder: in which the person finds obscurity in perceiving language, although they have good hearing and vision.

When a child is spotted of symptoms of learning disabilities, the family and teachers should promote in whichever field he succeeds. If a child is not academically good, but is far better in sports and music, they should be encouraged to excel in these fields.