Learning Difficulties

Many children of normal intelligence have trouble learning and using certain skills. The skills most often affected are:

  • Oral Expression
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Basic Reading
  • Spelling
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics

Often, children with learning difficulties will sit in a classroom and be acutely aware that other kids can read, write and so forth better than them. They thus compare themselves to other children and unfortunately think they are “stupid”. With regard to children with various difficulties there is often a dilemma as to whether to “label” a child. However, what is often not realized is that once the problem is named the process of understanding the difficulty and treating it begins. Many children are relieved when they can point to their problem as not being the reason to cope.

There is a clear link between learning difficulties and emotional problems or ‘stumbling blocks’ and a child psychologist can assist the child. Very often these children have a mindset that they are worthless and inadequate. Children with learning disabilities also tend to get despondent, anxious and un-motivated when it comes to school and related activities.

Other Difficulties
Attention Deficit Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Death and Bereavement
Elimination Disorders
Exam Stress
Learning Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-esteem issues
Social and Peer difficulties

Withdrawal Behaviour

Child Therapy
Play Therapy



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