In the previous article we identified the different types of learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities (LD) is a collective term for a wide variety of learning problems. Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. Children and adults with learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently. The different types are: The most common ones:
Let's now look at what can be done about it.
Keeping in mind that a learning disability is a life-long condition that can't be “cured”, will help parents and children cope with it better. There is no medical treatment for a learning disability. In case of a comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), often with medication and even more effectively with a combination of medicine, behavioral therapy, and educational support the symptoms can be controlled.
Children with learning disabilities can learn different strategies to cope with it better. This will give them a chance to succeed academically and in other areas as well. Whenever a child is not able to cope with the condition it could lead to frustration, low self confidence, low self esteem and other emotional disturbances.
There are certain strategies that parents and teachers can use, to ease down the learning process for the child.
A child with learning disabilities can benefit from concessions from the board of examinations. Some of these are as follows:
Marks for such questions proportionately distributed to the other questions or students to be provided with supplementary questions.
A learning disability can be dealt with better, when detected at the right time and when provided with the right support. Identify the child's symptoms early and get the assessment done so that they can benefit.
Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique,
not only capable of learning, But also capable of succeeding
Robert John Meehan