Learning Difficulty

Learning Difficulty is a neurological disorder in which a child has difficulty in learning in a typical manner usually caused by an unknown factor or factors. The unknown factor is the disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive, process, store, retrieve or produce information. Because of this, the children may have trouble with reading, writing, math, speaking, thinking, listening and social skills. Children with a learning disability have trouble performing specific types of skills or completing tasks if they are left to figure things out by themselves or taught in conventional ways. An important point to keep in mind is that most children with learning difficulty have average to above average IQ highlighting that it’s only the learning style which is different. With appropriate cognitive and academic intervention the difficulties can be overcomed to a large extent.

A child might be having difficulties in the following areas of learning:
 
  • Slow and painful reading.
  • Disparity between listening comprehension of text and reading comprehension.
  • Difficulty spelling nonsense words as compared to real words.
  • Decoding errors ,especially with the order of letters.
  • Difficulty reading new words even when reading comprehension is improving.
  • Difficulty in spellings.
  • Able to do computation in Maths more easily as compared to understanding the problem sums.
  • Lack of hand- eye co-ordination.
  • Poor visual recall.
Early diagnosis, intervention and proper remediation can help a child with a learning disability achieve his or her full potential. Children with a learning difficulty can learn, they just learn differently. We identify strengths & weaknesses of the child and provide interventions tailored to the specific needs of the child. We create a plan which lays emphasis on teaching the underlying concepts through creative means and addresses the unique combination of needs in a given student. We provide a structured schedule and individualized attention to the child which is a key factor to provide the fundamental foundation to the child. The intervention aims to breaks down the sound, spelling rules and grammar of the English language to facilitate easy lerning for the child. The program centers on structured instruction, memorization and learning.
 
These skills are perfected as students learn word identification and spelling, while fluency and comprehension strategies are taught and practiced through regular oral reading and related activities. An important aspect for the child's learning is to provide the intervention in a group setup as well which will help the child learn to take instructions with other children around and also learn to take help from other children as is what is expected from a child in a regular classroom.

We also include Occupational Therapy as per the requirement of the child which aims to enable the child to perform meaningful and purposeful activities by improving their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities and Sensory Integration to improve the ability to organise sensory information for use.
 
The main areas for which we provide Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration are:   
  • Sensory integration
  • Muscle tone and strength 
  • Gross motor 
  • Fine motor 
  • Visual perceptual