What are Learning Disorders?
A condition where in spite of having average or above average intelligence and best efforts, the child fails to develop adequate learning.
There are three types of learning difficulties.
- Difficulty in reading
- Difficulty in writing skills
- Difficulty in mathematics
Difficulty in reading is called dyslexia
- Understanding or naming mathematical terms, operations or concepts
- Solving mathematical problems
- copying number or figures
- following sequence of mathematical steps
- forgets to add in carried numbers
- counting objects
- learning multiplication tables
Difficulty in writing - Dysgraphia
- Grammatical or punctuation errors within sentences
- Poor paragraph organisation
- Multiple spelling errors
- Excessively poor handwriting
- Mistakes in copying from board
Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviours. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.
- Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write or spell at grade level
- Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough” or “behaviour problem”
- Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough” to be helped in the school setting
- High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written
- Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing
- Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building or engineering
- Seems to “Zone out” or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time
- Difficulty sustaining attention; seems “hyper” or “daydreamer”
- Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation and visual aids
Learning Disorder & Homeopathy – Dyslexic people have an inaccurate perception of the words. That is, they might see the letters of the words jumbled around in all sorts of different ways. Hence there is difficulty in reading, writing or calculation. HOMOEOPATHY CAN CORRECT THE PERCEPTION AND HENCE CAN CORRECT THE DYSLEXIA.
LEARNING DISORDER NEEDS HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT
- Occupational therapy – goal oriented