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An Overview

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, defines a learning disability as a condition when a child's achievement is substantially below what one might expect for that child. Counseling for learning disability helps lot to children. A learning disability does not include problems like hearing, visual or emotional disability and not even an intellectual disability. Children with learning disabilities mostly have a problem with reading that usually starts with basic sounds and phonemes. These children usually have a problem in telling words apart from their individual words and also combining them. They could further have a problem in rhyming as well. This leads to a problem in decoding words which can further create problems in fluency and comprehension. Taking special child therapy session is a good step towards improvement.

TYPES

  1. Dyslexia – Difficulty with reading Problems reading, writing, spelling, speaking
  2. Dyscalculia – Difficulty with math Problems doing math problems, understanding time, using money
  3. Dysgraphia – Difficulty with writing Problems with handwriting, spelling, organizing ideas
  4. Dyspraxia (Sensory Integration Disorder) – Difficulty with fine motor skills Problems with hand-eye coordination, balance, manual dexterity

TREATMENT

  • Special education is the most common treatment for learning disorders. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all U.S. children with learning disorders are entitled to receive special education services for free in public schools.
  • After doing an evaluation to pinpoint where your child is having problems, a team of special educators will create an individualized education program (IEP) for your child that outlines what special services he needs to thrive at school. Special educators will then help your child build on his strengths and teach him ways to compensate for his weaknesses.