Learning - Learning Difficulties | 6-18 yrs

Types Of Learning Difficulties


Neither are all children alike nor are their needs the same. Educational needs of different children are also different. Some children face difficulties in certain specific areas of learning. Some of the most common learning difficulties known are dyslexia (reading disorder), dysgraphia (writing disorder), dyscalculia (mathematics learning disorder), among others.

NHS Choices explains it thus: “A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills. Others may not be able to communicate at all and have more than one disability.”

But there is no reason why children with learning difficulties cannot do well in life. With proper care and training, they can overcome their weaknesses in due time. The most important thing to remember as a parent is that learning disability by no means implies that the child is lacking in talent, motivation, interest or seriousness. They may be weak in one area but could be strong in others.

Our ClipBook helps you know and understand the most common types of learning difficulties and how you can help your child get around them to do better in their academics.


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All About Dyscalculia

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Understanding Dysgraphia

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