Learning disability is a childhood disorder in certain skills, such as difficulty in reading, writing, reasoning, listening, speaking and calculating. It is a serious problem that would need full attention. It may vary from a person to a person. One person’s learning disability is not necessarily the same as those of another individual.
Nutrition plays an important role in brain development. Learning disability may be due to neurological impairments such as heredity, problems during pregnancy and birth, accident after birth, and poverty. Lead exposure has been linked to this problem as well.
Learning disability can be a lifelong situation that affects the self-esteem of a person with this kind of disorder. Such difficulties can extend to school, work, daily routines, family and love life. The disability usually manifests itself during elementary days.
Since there is no cure to this mental problem, parents must do something to boost your child’s confidence. You can praise your child when he or she is doing well, pay attention to his mental health, and coordinate with his teacher to monitor signs of behavioral changes..
Hi Ate Shina,
Nice blog. Just want to add a few (this topic is really of my interest :)), if a child has been detected with learning disability, or any developmental delay in that effect the parent must be vigilant enough to immediately consult a specialist to address the problem. Now, we already have early childhood care and development (eccd) checklists (specific for children 0-2.11; 3-5.11) that would guide the parents and educators whether the child is developing at the right pace based on the expected characteristics he possesses or tasks that he performs we call as developmental milestones.
Also it has been studied that praising or any kind of reinforcement – positive (rewards) and negative (punishment) only works for a certain period of childhood and not encouraged to be used at all times. Punishment might develop traumatic fear in the child. He may obey the parent only because he fears of being punished. While constant provision of rewards may instil in the children that they do good just because of the rewards they are getting. This unconsciously is teaching our children the concept of bribery. 🙂
wow mar, thanks for the inputs I learned from it. ty dear… You’re in a field of education ba mar?Wala na ako balita sa inyo eh?
Dito lang ako sa atin. Im currently working with the Early Childhood Care and Development Project ng ChildFund Philippines, luckily dito yung assignment. hehe, katuwa na-inspire ako magblog ng ganitong klase din haha (nainggit daw??). regards to cute andi, parang ang arte arte hehe
Hahaha, simula nag ka baby ako biglang nag ka interes ako sa mga topics about child dev and bahaviour … 😀 Oo nga maarte si andi hahaha… If you want to create blog I can help you at least the basic just PM me sa FB lol…:D