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
- Reading Comprehension
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.