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How to Deal with Learning Disabilities

by Bunny Luz
Created on Aug. 11, 2012
Are you a parent or a teacher who is frustrated with their child's performance in school and life? It is a possibility that they may have a learning disability. The child in question, however, can be helped with a little patience and guidance. This Lesson will help educate you on how to identity if the child has difficulty learning and help you become informed as to how to help them.
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Recommended Viewing: Us and Our Education

' Us and Our Education' is a 28min Documentary exploring learning disbilites within school and through to the work place. Many people struggle with the inability to learn in a conventional way but with patience and help, they can get through life as normal human beings.

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Step 1: What are Learning Disabilities?

Learning disabilities affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as others - but they have nothing to do with a person's intelligence. They surface often in school, the learning environment, although many people who don't know the symptoms can hurt the child by labeling them slow or stupid. This resource can help the parent or teacher identity if their child has difficulty learning thanks to a disability.

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Step 2: Learning Disabilities Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Once the parent or teacher has managed to figure out that their child may have a learning disability, what is next? This resource can help you pinpoint what may be the learning disability of the child, how to deal with it and what kind of diagnosis or treatment the child may require.

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Step 3: The clear line between learning disability and learning disorder

This resource will help clarify the difference between a learning disability and a learning disorder. The latter is a separate, clinically diagnosed condition that requires a different treatment.

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Step 4: My child has a learning disability

Do you think your child has a learning disability? Learn about the first steps you should take if you are a parent of a child who is struggling in school. With the help of teachers and counselors, your child can get through this and dramatically improve at their own pace.

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Step 5: Helping my child with the help of his or her teacher

It is confusing for parents when they encounter the fact that their child may not be able to keep up with other kids in class but with the help of the teacher, it's possible. This resources gets into the heart of teaching and parenting coming together to help the child.

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Step 6: Teaching Strategies to Help Learning Disabled Students

In the case that it is the teacher who has successfully identified the learning disability in the child, they have the responsibility to inform the parent and then design a strategy to help the child in the classroom. Children with learning disabilities will often frustrate the teacher as they require more attention but with some patience, they will adjust and learn to cope with the rest of the class.

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Recommended Viewing: Children with Learning Disabilities

Blurb: This documentary, shown on American Health Journal on PBS, describes the use of brain research in order to help people with learning disabilities solve their learning problems. Physio-Neuro Therapy, the recently discovered learning technique, has shown incredible success in improving learning ability for children and adults with a learning disability like Dyslexia, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder, and more.