When someone uses the term ‘learning disability or attention deficit disorder’ in association to a person, it feels like the individual is predestined to fail in their life. However, without the diagnosis, the most of the individuals with learning disabilities (exceptions like high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome) are categorized as dumb, weird or unintelligent and few authority figures would not care or understand the child and would make it harder for the child. In turn, this will frustrate the child more and would influence them to act out. Moreover, when someone is constantly facing prejudice, the self fulfilling prophecy will come into play. Therefore, it is important to make sure that when you plan to support or take care of anyone with any kind of disability, it is important to know everything about the disorder but it is also important not to pass any negative stereotypical ideologies to the person because these would influence the progress of the person.
Learning disabilities and other disordersResearch shows that more than 10% of the population is diagnosed with one or more co-prevailing learning disabilities. There are several individuals who remain undiagnosed and have to live a hopeless life as a confirmed misfit. It is important to note that these disorders are easy to diagnose even when they are just kids and it is easier treat if found earlier in life.The most common form of learning disorder is dyslexia and is seen prevalent in around 5 to 12 percent of all student and in younger ages, it is easily misdiagnosed. It is important to diagnose the disability before the child develops behavioral problems due to frustration and start acting out. Since, it is a reading disorder; there are special books for dyslexic children which can serve as aid in helping the kids. It is important to ensure that there is time everyday allocated to read.Apart from that, there are other dyslexia reading books for grown up and by inputting constant effort; an individual with dyslexia can lead a normal life or even a life of celebrity. It is inspiring to know that there are several well-known figures like Cher, Mohammed Ali, Jennifer Aniston, Einstein and several others who are diagnosed with dyslexia and still are able to function in a high stress environment.ADHD or ADD are both attention deficit disorders and is easily misdiagnosed for other disorders. If a child has a learning disability or auditory or language processing disorder, it is more likely that the child is diagnosed with attention deficit disorder first. Therefore, it is vital to make sure if it is the right diagnosis because the kid might be just distracted due to the inadequate stimuli. While treating someone with attention deficit disorders, it is vital to have lots of patience and energy. It is important to ensure that the child is placed in an engaging environment but with fewer stimuli.Apart from the above mentioned, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism, auditory processing disorder and language processing disorder are few disorders that are few disorders seen in kids. It is important to understand that normalcy is what you tell your child. Diagnosed with disorder or not, tell a child, they can conquer the world and they will believe they can (after all they believe in Santa, fairies and unicorns).