In a prior post (http://www.disabilityliving.ca/disability-canada-learning-disabilities-present-over-100000-canadian-children/) Disability Living discussed learning disabilities among Canadian children. In short, a learning disability suggests that an individual has “difficulty processing information.” This means that learning disabilities are not tied to a low level of intelligence, but that affected individuals simply process information differently than others. This post explores treatment options and therapies that may help those with learning disabilities process information more readily.
What are some common treatments and tools for overcoming learning disabilities?
Learning disabilities have many variables and “look” different in each individual who has them. Likewise, treatments for learning disabilities are unique and should be tailored to each child. Here are a few of the more common tools and methods used for overcoming learning disabilities:
1. Specialized lesson plans - These lesson plans are designed to help kids with learning disabilities understand the academic information they are taking in.
2. Unique environments – These types of environments are usually peaceful and lack excessive stimuli. This may help someone with a learning disability to concentrate.
3. Educational programs – Within schools, these programs may group children with learning disabilities together so that they can all learn and grow as a community.
4. Small classrooms - The benefit of smaller classrooms is that children get more one-on-one time with teachers. Placing a child with learning disabilities in a smaller classroom is a method that is commonly used in schools.
5. “Specially-trained” teachers - Such teachers have training that is aimed specifically at helping children with learning disabilities to be successful in school. These teachers are powerful tools in treating learning disabilities.
As you can see, there are numerous tools and methods for treating children with learning disabilities. There are other learning disability treatments not listed here. If your child receives a diagnosis for a learning disability, you will be able to make a plan for success with his or her educators.
Are you worried about your child’s academic success? If so, discuss your concerns with his or her teacher or school guidance counselor today.
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