In this modern world we consider ourselves educated,learned and well -informed but isn’t it really unfortunate that we are not ready to accept the truth with which our children are struggling. They are fighting a physical and emotional battle against their own shadows.
Some parents tell that child knows everything verbally but can’t put in writing .
Sometimes they shout at a child for not being able to tie a shoe lace or not arranging a cupboard or a school bag according to the timetable and at times shaking a leg or running here and there while discussion or learning.
And the most irritating task….writing a word for 5 to 10 times to eliminate the probability of spelling error in a test. Unable to do so,the child gets a tag of being careless and irresponsible…..sad to say SLOW LEARNER
Tragically, such words have great impact on the child’s psychology. By using such words you are forcing a child to enter in dark world of low self esteem where he tries hard to come out of that but all goes in vain.
It is like as if you are telling a person to lift a few kilos of bag Which he is not capable of doing and then blamed for being lazy.
Basically , Parents are afraid to accept that the child lacks a particular kind of skill and have learning difficulties with language or mathematical skill.
Now, its a high time to make ourselves aware of these learning disabilities a broader term of learning difficulties in psychology.
Learning disabilities or difficulties include discalulia ,disgraphia , dyslexia ADHD, ADD…few more.
Once clinically diagnosed by a psychologist, important corrective measures and steps are taken to bring the child back to the main stream. C0unselling of both parents and a child play an important role ,thus parent should not feel bad to go for the counselling sessions.
Cbse and few other state boards have also recognised these challenges and made certain provisions for such students.http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/index.html
Inclusive education is an excellent opportunity for such students.
Remember that this is not a disease and need not to be looked upon.Such students can do wonders as their brain works in different way as compared to ours .
HERE ARE THE FEW EXAMPLES:
Winston Churchill: had a learning disability.
Walt Disney: had a learning disability.
Edison: Had a learning. He couldn’t read until he was twelve years old and had a very difficult time writing even when he was older.
Albert Einstein: Mathematician/Physicist: Had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing math in school. It was very hard for him to express himself through writing.
Alexander Graham Bell: had a learning disability
Nelson Rockfeller, former Vice President: had a learning disability, dyslexia.
REMEMBER SUCCESS CAN’T BE MEASURED BY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OR PERCENTAGE ONLY…
HOW YOU DEAL WITH REAL LIFE SITUATIONS…
THAT ALSO MATTERS…….