What are the types of learning difficulties?
- Difficulty in reading, DYSLEXIA-- Problems in reading, writing, spelling, speaking
- Difficulty with maths, DYSCALCULIA—Problem doing maths problem, understanding time, using money
- Difficulty with writing—DYSGRAPHIA – Problems with handwriting, spelling, organizing ideas
- Difficulty with language—DYSHASIA—Problems understanding spoken language, poor reading comprehension
- Difficulty in hearing differences between sounds—AUDITORY PROCESS DISORDER—Problems with reading, comprehension and language.
- Difficulty in interpreting visual information—VISUAL PROCESSING DISORDER—Problems with reading, maths, charts, symbols.
My child has learning a disability. How can I help him out?
- Communicate with school authorities.
- Identify how your child learns best.
- If he/she is an auditory learner, read notes aloud, make him study with other students, discuss and listen to tapes.
- If he/she is a visual learner—use books, computers visual aids, diagrams, and drawings.
- Give your child confidence about his strengths and passion.
- Help him/her in making right decision and accept failure as a stepping-stone to success.
- Stay calm. You should be able to manage the stress in your life by relaxing.