Helping your teenager overcome teen learning disabilities is part of treatment for learning disabilities. You can play a large role in helping your teen cope.
For someone diagnosed with a learning disability, it can seem scary at first.
However, a learning disability doesn’t have anything to do with a person’s intelligence — after all, successful people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Walt Disney, and Winston Churchill all had learning disabilities.
Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain’s ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as someone who isn’t affected by learning disabilities. There are many kinds of learning disabilities. Most students affected by them have more than one kind. Certain kinds of learning disabilities can interfere with a person’s ability to concentrate or focus and can cause someone’s mind to wander too much. Other learning disabilities can make it difficult for a student to read, write, spell, or solve math problems.
A student struggling to understand what they read often misinterprets assignments and fails to grasp concepts. This is very frustrating for a student who is otherwise capable of interpreting the information.
Reading comprehension is an issue that students must deal with throughout their schooling. Many students who struggle with reading and writing, and even students who avoid such tasks for other reasons, tend to be visual in how they process information. Visualization is a process where the students create a visual picture mentally to correspond to the ideas they are listening to or reading.
The way our brains process information is extremely complex — it’s no wonder things can get messed up sometimes.
Most students with a learning disability don’t cope well in the current education system, and have a low self-esteem.
Therefore they are unhappy, frustrated and can’t reach their potential.
Having a learning disability doesn’t need to be a disadvantage; it’s just a different learning style. In the right school environment, students approach their LD from their advantages instead of their disadvantages.
For instant dyslexia has a nice collection of strengths.
One can alleviate the downsides of the learning difference, when adopting a suitable learning style and using the advantages of the learning difference. Most of us understand that kids who have learning difficulties struggle with academics.
What many parents and educators don’t realize is that having a learning problem can also impair a child’s social skills and prevent them from having successful relationships with family members, peers, and other adults. The extent and impact on social skills varies with the child, depending on their basic temperament and the nature of their learning problem.
Getting along with others is as important as getting along in school, so it’s critical for kids with learning issues to develop good social skills (social competence).
We offer a free consultation by calling 303-448-8803.