Learning disability is one of the neurological disorders in which children face problem in processing situations and instructions, which in turn interfere with learning and related skills such as reading, writing, solving calculations. Learning disabilities in children can lead to problems of abstract reasoning, time planning, organization and short and long term memory in the future. Learning disabilities not only affect the academic performance of the child, it also takes toll on his emotions and level of self-confidence. Proper assessment and right diagnosis is extremely important to treat this disorder effectively. Disabilities such as learning disability are termed “hidden disabilities” because the person suffering from it appears perfectly normal with intelligent behavior, but fails to match the expected skill level of a person of his age. Although disabilities like these are difficult to fix, proper treatment and therapy can help such individuals to achieve academic and career success and establish a place of their own in the society.
Learning disability is a wide term that covers a number of disorders that affect learning ability of a child.
Doctors are not sure as to what exactly causes learning disability, but some of the possible contributing factors are as follows:
Intensive brain training for learning disability requires developing of special skills and empowering the strengths of the child while compensating for the weaknesses.