Children are not natural school students. Hence they require help in developing skills to study effectively. Some children show difficulties in reading, writing, mathematics, or in spoken language. Poor school performance not only results in the child having a low self-esteem, but also causes significant stress to the parents. It is important to find the reasons for a child's poor school performance and come up with a treatment plan early so that the child can perform up to full potential.
But the important thing to remember is that most kids with learning disabilities are just as smart as everyone else. They just need to be taught in ways that are tailored to their unique learning styles. By learning more about learning disabilities in general, and your child’s learning difficulties in particular, you can help pave the way for success at school and beyond. It can be tough to face the possibility that your child has a learning disorder. No parents want to see their children suffer. You may wonder what it could mean for your child’s future, or worry about how your kid will make it through school. Perhaps you’re concerned that by calling attention to your child's learning problems he or she might be labeled "slow" or assigned to a less challenging class.
1. Permissive atmosphere at home.
2. Problems at home.
3. Post-traumatic stress and emotional distress.
4. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
5. Specific learning difficulties.
6. Poor nutrition and feeding habits.
The information provided by the parents, classroom teacher and school counselor about the child's academic difficulties guides the pediatrician to form an initial diagnosis.The evaluation of academic underachievement needs to be comprehensive and address multiple areas of function. Ultimately, the history must address 3 questions:
1. What is the nature of the academic problem(s)?
2. Is the child experiencing difficulty outside of the school setting?
3. What is the etiology of the underachievement?
However, a multidisciplinary evaluation by an ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, counselor, clinical psychologist, special educator, and child psychiatrist is usually necessary before making the final diagnosis.Book an Appointment