Learning Difficulties in Children

26.01.2021

Learning difficulties in children can present on a broad spectrum; no child is the same, and this is also true of a child with a learning difficulty.

Generally speaking, learning difficulties can be separated into a number of categories including: communication difficulties, reading disabilities, written language disabilities, and maths disabilities. While every child is different many who present with learning difficulties will fit into one of these areas to begin with. More specifically, learning difficulties in children can be categorised according to the exact area the child might present with requiring more support.

For example, dysgraphia is categorised by a difficulty in handwriting and organising ideas. Alternatively, dysphasia affects a child’s ability to understand spoken language.

The most common learning difficulties are dyslexia and dyscalculia. These disabilities, like many, can be managed and most live a successful personal and academic life.

Helping Children with Learning Difficulties

A diagnosis of a learning difficulty can be the first step in identifying the help your child needs. Most learning disabilities come along with specific treatments that can help children to develop.

Many with learning difficulties respond to repetition and a focus around the subjects they are good at. This can limit the frustration that can come with experiencing challenges in academic settings.

A learning disability can affect the ability of someone to complete household tasks, manage money and socialise. These are everyday tasks that can also be practised at your own home.

Bright Futures Care

At Bright Futures Care, we offer specialist education for those who may be experiencing issues in mainstream education. Moving to a new school is never the first option, but we are here for if you have to make this choice.

Our teachers and staff are trained in meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties and/or autism. One-to-one teaching and ongoing therapeutic support where needed are permanent factors of our educational programmes so you know your child is receiving a person centred and well-rounded education.

To find out more about our specialised education, visit our website or contact our friendly team today.