Learning disabilities can affect children from time to time and as young as 4-5 years old. While some learning disabilities can be attributed to variations in development, parents and educators should look-out for consistent patterns of learning difficulties in children.
Children with persistent learning disabilities have been labelled as slow learners, minimally brain-injured, and whatnot. They are expected to score well in their academics but no matter how hard they try, they struggle with their grades. As a result, these children can be treated crudely and often punished for not achieving the expectations placed upon them in many schools and among parents. As a result, they can develop behavioural or emotional problems. Hence, children with learning difficulties are in a disadvantaged position when compared with children who can cope with the general education system.
What is SLD (Specific Learning Disabilities)?
In India according to RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (RPWD) ACT 2016, SLD refers to “the heterogeneous group of conditions” which have deficits in processing language, spoken or written, and these are manifested as challenging to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.
What are the conditions with Specific Learning Disabilities?
Do you know what conditions fall under learning disabilities? Below are some of the conditions that fall under Specific Learning Disabilities.
How to distinguish a child with Specific Learning Disabilities? What are the signs of Specific Learning Disabilities?
Recommendations for parents of children with learning disabilities:
Here are some pointers for you as parents to help you understand your child better.
Don’t hesitate to consult – Consult with professionals whenever you feel it necessary in order to better understand your child.