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Students With Learning Disabilities


Most of us have heard of learning disabilities.  Learning disabilities are inherent disorders that become evident from a young age, and may restrict an individual’s capacity to learn basic skills such as reading, writing or Math.

With the advancement of psychological branches of studies, the problem of learning disabilities has been more deeply studied and a number of approaches have evolved to tackle such disabilities.

Students with learning disabilities find it difficult to process and understand either language or math in a written or oral form.

Certain learning disabilities are not of a very complex nature. A child may for example find it easy to read and write language but have to struggle with numbers. Children may be good at drawing or painting but may have inherent reading or writing disorders.

These disabilities require specialized attention and there are a number of means such as audio visual aids to help train such children. Teaching can be carried out by using lessons in an audio form with plenty of examples to stimulate the child’s learning process.

These children are in no way of inferior intelligence as compared to other children. They suffer from inherent neurological problems that require teachers and parents to change the approach that they use to teach and train them.

Let us look at a few of the learning disabilities that are very common among children:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This is a condition that has only recently been recognized as a learning and behavioral disorder. The child has a reduced capacity to concentrate on one task at a time and may show impulsive behavior.

Dyslexia
This inherent learning disorder renders the child incapable of reading and understanding written words and sentences.

Dyscalculia
In this learning disorder, the child has to struggle when working with numbers and solving problems in math.

Students with learning disabilities should get a proper chance and assistance to learn and become proficient in their studies.