Learning difficulties or problems are disorders that prevent children, teenagers, and adults from learning at the same speed as the rest of the people because they have dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD or others. In these cases, it is important that parents understand their children’s limitations, are patient, and know-how to help them so that they can succeed in any educational goal.
The main learning problems that children have are:
- Dyslexia: is a disorder that involves problems with reading and writing because the brain reverses or modifies the information it receives from the eyes.
- Dysgraphia: generally linked to dyslexia, it is difficult to write due to poor motor coordination or problems to interpret space.
- Dyscalculia: is a problem understanding mathematical concepts and doing calculations.
- Dysphasia: is a language development disorder that causes problems with comprehension and expression.
How to react to learning difficulties:
- First of all, be calm and patient, be well informed about the disorder and what you can do to help the person with these difficulties.
- Prioritize what this person should learn, trying to make them learn everything despite their limitations will only cause more frustration.
- Establish a schedule to work together on what might cause a problem. This way the person will know that he can have your support on a regular basis, which is very important from a psychological point of view.
- Don’t focus only on the problems they have. There are many activities that can help them to be distracted, encouraged and motivated, so that they will perform better at work.
- Your help is very important, but let yourself be advised by a professional because they know better than anyone what you should do.