If your child doesn't seem to "get it" no matter how many hours he or she says they've studied, there may be reasons other than just lack of trying. If your child does well in most subjects but can't seem to express himself or herself, it likely has nothing to do with their overall intelligence. The brain reacts to the information it receives; a learning disability may alter the way that information is acquired and processed. While every child can have an occasional bad day academically, when the problem is consistent, parents and teachers may need to look at the possibility of a learning disorder. Learning disorders may affect reading, speaking, writing, and auditory or visual comprehension, they have no bearing on intelligence. Some recognized types of learning disabilities include: · Dyslexia — problems reading, writing, spelling, speaking · Dysgraphia — difficulty with handwriting, spelling, organizing ideas on paper Early intervention is key to ensuring that children do not miss out on critical periods of learning and fall even further behind. A formal clinical evaluation can help identify the underlying factors that may be interfering with your child's ability to learn and aid in the diagnosis and development of an individualized treatment plan. Methods of intervention are largely dependent on each student's strengths and weaknesses. At Banner Literacy, your child is in the best of hands. We offer a variety of effective therapies to stimulate literacy development and enhance your ability as parents to support your child's reading developments. We will perform assessments regularly to monitor your child's literacy progress. For more information, give us a call today.
How to Help Children with Learning Disabilities Cope
Updated: May 12, 2020