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Specific Learning Disability Treatment 

Learning disabilities can severely affect a child’s ability to respond to new information as well as retain or remember information. A learning disability in children can manifest in the form of listening skills, language skills, as well as reasoning and analytical abilities.

These are mostly present at birth and are discovered during school age when the children show certain gaps in the learning process. They generally continue for a lifetime and create lifelong challenges. 

There are multiple learning disability types and focus on specific areas. For example, a specific learning disability in reading is known as dyslexia, one in writing is known as dysgraphia whereas one in mathematics is known as dyscalculia. 

In this page, you’ll find out about different aspects of specific learning disabilities such as: 

  • What is a learning disability? 

  • What are the causes of learning disabilities? 

  • What are the symptoms of specific learning disabilities? 

  • What are the learning disability treatment options?

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What is a specific learning disability in a child? It is a psychological disorder that involves a lack of understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, speak, think, read, write. 

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What are the causes of learning disabilities? 

Learning disabilities occur as a result of brain operational aberration meaning that the way the brain processes new information is unique which makes it difficult to achieve normal milestones. This can be a result of genetic factors affecting the learning abilities of a child. There can be other learning disability causes as well such as alterations in the brain as a result of social or environmental lacking, deafness, impaired vision, trauma, or other neurological factors. Learning disabilities in children are more common if they suffer from one of the other chronic illnesses. 

Some of the factors that can increase the chances of a learning disability in children are: 

  • Exposure to alcohol or harmful drugs

  • Distress or birth trauma

  • Injury to the central nervous system after birth

  • Hereditary factors

  • Absence of a nurturing environment

  • Deficit in nutrition

  • Premature birth

  • Impaired vision or deafness

  • Cancer medications or leukemia treatment in children

  • Low birth weight

What symptoms tell whether your child is suffering from a specific learning disability? Here they are- 

  • Problems learning the names and sounds of letters 

  • Inconsistent spelling

  • Putting letters and figures the wrong way such as writing "6" instead of "9", or "b" instead of "d"

  • Confusing the order of the letters in words

  • Reading slowly or aiming errors when reading aloud

  • Visual disturbances when reading- may describe letters and words as seeming to move around or appear blurred

  • Answering questions well orally, but having difficulty writing down the answer.

What are the treatment options for learning disabilities?

Although learning disability treatment can’t be cured, however, they can be reduced or controlled to a great extent with early learning disability assessment and intervention. Specific learning disabilities which are caused by sensory deficiencies such as poor vision or hearing loss can be corrected by fixing the source problems. Special education services including speech and occupational therapy can go a long way in creating positive growth in children. One-on-one counseling usually works best in pinpointing the specific problems in children and finding effective solutions to them. 

If your child has a specific learning disability and is finding it hard to cope with life, they are not alone; about 10 percent of children are diagnosed with a specific learning disability worldwide. As a parent, we understand how overwhelming it can be to grapple with this diagnosis. But no matter when your child was diagnosed or even if you are still trying to get a formal diagnosis, now is the time for you to take action. Here's what you need to do if you suspect your child with a learning disability:

  • Understand your child’s individual needs

  • Access early intervention services

  • Consult a team of therapists

  • Find and integrate appropriate therapies and treatments

  • Build a strong support system for your child

Monitoring all of these will help you get the care, treatments, therapies, and services, your child needs as quickly as possible. 

There is a range of specific learning disability treatment and services which are available to children. They can help them find advice/ support, to get involved in leisure activities or to find somewhere they are happy to live. If your child is dealing with specific learning disabilities and finding it difficult to deal with or manage with day to day activities or progress through academics? You can leave all your worries to us. We can help your child live life to the fullest. 

Our therapists at MindTalk can assist your child with evidence-based intervention strategies for communication and social interactions. It’s our mission to provide every family and individual with learning disabilities with a place that they can receive the help that they need to reach every goal of living and excel through life. 

A better life is awaiting your child! Do not hesitate, call us now. Think well-being, Think Mind Talk.