Learning differences are often thought of simply as difficulties learning to read, write, or achieve in mathematics. Yet, there are many children with school problems whose daily academic struggles extend beyond the traditional "3 R's.
Dyslexia is a condition in which a person is unable to acquire the basic language skills of reading. The National Institutes of Health define dyslexia as "a disorder manifested in learning to read despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and socio-cultural opportunity."
Helping your child to better understand attentional and learning difficulties will assist in the development of self-esteem and the learning of coping strategies in the academic environment, as well as in family and peer relationships.
Parents are distressed to receive a note from school saying that their child "won't listen to the teacher" or "causes trouble in class." One possible reason for this kind of behavior is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).