Ricki Linksman, MS This article was written in response to letter received by ACN Latitudes. A mother requested suggestions for helping her son, who has a kinesthetic learning style. The frustrations of your eight-year-old son […]
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.
Related articles are shown below. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can search using the box at the upper right of the page or browse our forums.
People with Irlen Syndrome perceive and interpret their world differently, whether while reading or observing their environment. It is as if they are wired differently. Because they have no other point of reference, most children […]
Everyone loves reading or viewing a good mystery — the intrigue, the surprise of the unsuspected, and the satisfaction of finding out who did it. But imagine the frustration if you are left hanging with […]
Harold Buttram, MD We are engaged in a battle to save a generation of children from the present trend of deteriorating mental and physical health. Allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema are increasing in […]
John Upledger, Interview Interview by the editor, Sheila Rogers, MS Dr. Upledger, would you start by explaining what the craniosacral system is? The craniosacral system (CSS) is a newly acknowledged physiological system, along the lines […]
Harold Buttram, MD The Potential Effects of food processing and commercial chemicals on the brain, nervous system, and psyche during childhood About 40 years ago, childhood autism was so rare that most pediatricians had never […]
Ricki Linksman Research has confirmed that people learn in different ways. Each of us has a superlink that makes learning easier, faster, and more comfortable. A person’s superlink is the easiest method for him or […]
Most people assume that once classic vision problems are corrected or ruled out, everyone perceives the world in the same way. We now know that perception can be different for some. Sue, a fifth-grade student […]
- Success: A Severe Tic Disorder Treated through Environmental Medicine on
- Alert: Asthma and Allergy Meds Can Trigger Tics on
- An Eye-Opener: Meeting Doug Kaufmann of Know the Cause on
- Help Change the Conversation on Tics. Please! on
- Your Kid Has Tourette’s? 5 Ways to Feel Less Overwhelmed (It Works!) on