Common Learning Concerns
Does your child struggle with school? Does he or she dread reading out loud, writing an essay, or tackling a math problem? While every child has trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disorder.
Children and adults with learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently. This can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills, and putting them to use.
The most common types of learning disabilities involve problems with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening, and speaking. Reading, writing, and math aren't the only skills impacted by learning disorders. Other types of learning disabilities involve difficulties with motor skills (movement and coordination), understanding spoken language, distinguishing between sounds, and interpreting visual information. Difficulty in school doesn't always stem from a learning disability.
Anxiety, depression, stressful events, emotional trauma, and other conditions affecting concentration make learning more of a challenge. In addition, ADHD and Autism sometimes co-occur or are confused with learning disabilities.
Common examples of learning concerns are:
- Learning disabilities and processing disorders
(math, reading and writing)
- Impulse Control
- Emotional Control
- Flexible Thinking
- Working Memory
- Planning and Prioritizing
- Task Initiation
- Speech and Language deficits
- Depression and Bipolar disorder
- Hearing or Visual Impairments
- ADHD and Sensory Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Behavioral Issues and Emotional disorders
- Physical disabilities
- Chronic illnesses
- Eating Disorders
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Intellectual Disabilities