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Learning Difficulties Notes

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Learning Difficulties Dyslexia
= Most common type of specific learning difficulty
- A dyslexic child is one who is unable to process effectively the information required in order to read
- Result = reading ability below that expected for the child's level of intelligence
- Must be differentiated from slow reading due to limited intellect or inadequate teaching
- More common in boys
- Often a family history
- May be delayed in learning to talk
- Spelling also affected
- If unrecognized, the child is likely to fail at school o Child commonly responds by withdrawing or exhibiting disruptive behavior
- Diagnosis must be confirmed on testing by an educational psychologist
- Individual help is required to overcome difficulties

DyspraxiaFine motor incoordination leads to untidy writing, gross motor incoordination and difficulty with sports The academic and social difficulties this causes can often result in considerable unhappiness and behavioural problems if not recognized and dealt with An occupational therapist can assist in devising a programme to help overcome difficulties and build self confidence

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