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Hundreds of thousands of children all over the world suffer from some degree of learning disabilities. Such disabilities can affect a child from mild to severe manners. They can sometimes be cured and most often controlled enough to enable the child to lead a reasonably normal life. However, it is important that learning disabilities be diagnosed and treated at an early age for children to be able to cope with them effectively.
There are several types if learning disabilities. Parents need to know at least some basic information about these disabilities to be able to identify their symptoms in time to get their children treated. Here are some of the symptoms that tell you that your child may be suffering from a learning disability:
- Late development – There are certain milestones that a child is expected to achieve by a certain age. This includes grasping objects, crawling, walking and talking. While a lot of kids are slow beginners and this is not out of the ordinary, if a child can’t walk by the age two then they may be suffering from a learning disability. This also applies to those children who walk awkwardly and have trouble grasping objects.
- Children with learning disabilities are usually not able to carry out simple tasks like tying shoe laces or brushing their teeth. They will also have trouble in identifying colors or shapes or tell the difference between similar looking alphabets like a ‘b’ and ‘d’.
- Such children also often have difficulty in interacting with kids their own age or even around adults. They tend to keep to themselves and can behave aggressively when surrounded by a crowd.