Learning Disorders V/S Scholastic Backwardness
Many children may struggle in school with some topics or skills from time to time. When children try hard and still struggle with a specific set of skills over time, it could be a sign of a learning disorder. Having a learning disorder means that a child has difficulty in one or more areas of learning, even when overall intelligence or motivation is not affected.
Scholastic Backwardness is one of the commonest educational problems encountered in children and consists of the fact that the child’s performance at school falls below the expectations, i.e., according to the level of his intelligence.
The reasons for children having are:
|Learning Disorder||Scholastic Backwardness|
|Hereditary – It is observed that a child, whose parents have had a learning disability, is likely to develop the same disorder.||Learning Disorder – Kids who are diagnosed with the following issues:
1, Dyslexia – Difficulty in reading
2, Dyscalculia – Difficulty with math
3, Dysgraphia – Difficulty with writing
|Illness during and after birth – An illness or injury during or after birth may cause learning disorders. Other possible factors could be drug or alcohol consumption during pregnancy, physical trauma, poor growth in the uterus, low birth weight and premature or prolonged labour.||Intellectual Development Disorder – Children who have intellectual disability can have problems in academics as taught in regular school. On the opposite end of the spectrum, children who have very high IQ scores can become bored and feel a lack of stimulation in the school curriculum lag in academics.|
|Stress during infancy – A stressful incident after birth such as high fever, head injury, or poor nutrition.||Developmental Disorders – Autism spectrum disorder.|
|Environment – Increased exposure to toxins such as lead in paint, ceramics, toys etc.||Emotional Disorders – Anxiety, depression and phobias.|
|Comorbidity – Children with learning disabilities are at a higher than average risk for attention problems or disruptive behaviour disorders.||Physical Issues – Vision and Hearing problem|
At Jeevaniyam, as a first step we do an evaluation by a healthcare professional which concerns about the child’s behaviour or emotions. We do manage learning disorder and scholastic backwardness with the help of ayurvedic protocols along with talk therapy, special education services and other learning development protocols which are developed in house.