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Learning Disorders Overview
Everyone wants their child or student to perform well. We want them to excel, to have high self-esteem, and to enjoy a solid career. But sometimes children have physical or mental challenges that make academic performance difficult.
Children are often branded as poor students, weak readers, slow learners, and underachievers among other common terms. These tend to be labels that stick with a child over the years, as if they offer an explanation for why the child is having trouble. Rarely do people explore why a student is falling behind or not performing in class so they can get to the bottom of the issue and correct the problem.
Whether the learning problem is related to reading, math, oral expression, or written language, much can usually be done to improve performance. When a child is having trouble with academics, it is important to explore possible allergies, nutritional imbalances, diet, sensory issues, and other physical and environmental factors to discover what may be playing a motivation and performance. Once identified, it is easier to correct the problem.
Approaches such as neurofeedback, Irlen glasses for scotopic sensitivity, homeopathy, special learning approaches, and sensory motor integration have proven beneficial for many families in addition to dietary and nutritional support.
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