A learning disorder, or disability, makes it difficult to store, receive, analyze or process things in our environment. It is possible to have a learning disorder and still be more intelligent than those around us but learning will be just a bit slower.
Things that come difficult to those with learning disabilities are often reading, reasoning, writing, spelling and recalling information. In some cases, it can be difficult to understand math and motor skills might not function correctly.
Kids that have learning disabilities, which are untreated, can easily fall behind in school and lose out on important tools that are needed for advanced schoolwork. It can also destroy their self esteem as they observe themselves working harder than their peers but not getting as far.
It does not only affect children but adults can suffer from the setbacks that a learning disorder poses. Sadly, there is no instant cure for this type of problem but if it is identified there can be changes made and training done so that success is still possible.
Common types of learning disorders are: dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment (SLI), dyscalculia, nonverbal learning disabilities, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder and visual processing disorder.
It is especially important to discover a learning disability in the early years because children are able to adapt more easily and can learn to use their brains in more constructive ways. As we get older, the brain loses it’s ability to change and adapt to the input we receive. If your child is falling behind in school for no apparent reason then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. Catching a problem before the end of kindergarten increases the chances of positive change by a large amount.
There are several ways that a learning disorder can develop. It often runs in families so make sure you consider this when observing your child. Brain damage is a sure way to end up with problems. This can happen before or after birth and accounts for quite a few cases of learning disabilities. Things that can cause a problem are premature birth, smoking while pregnant, low birth weight, head injury or malnutrition (before or after birth). Poisons that invade a mothers body system are thought to cause a large number of learning disabilities. Things like cigarette smoke, food additives, mercury and lead are to blame, as well.
A treatment plan will most likely involve changes in education methods and teaching your child certain behaviorial skills. Strategies will need to be developed so that your child can start succeeding in school subjects that have been causing them problems, in the past.
Keeping Your Child Healthy
When parents think about their child’s health, it is important that they not only consider the physical wellbeing of the child, but the psychological and social health as well.
This broad field of children’s health includes psychological issues surrounding mood, behavior, learning, and concentration, as well as physical areas such as appetite, bedwetting, fever, sleep, chicken pox, tantrums, weight loss, and more.
It even includes complicated, and increasingly diagnosed behavioral health issues like Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Learn more about natural remedies and your child’s health now!
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