Behavioural problems and learning disabilities
Does your child have trouble keeping up at school? Learning disabilities or learning deficits have many causes. There are various kinds of learning disabilities, all with their own unique characteristics. Some children have combined multiple learning difficulties, or a learning difficulty combined with a behavioural disorder, for instance. Behavioural problems and learning disabilities can have major consequences for those children, such as bullying, fear of failure, extreme insecurity, but it can also lead to rebellious and boisterous behaviour in the classroom. So it is good for you to know that much can be done to improve behavioural problems and learning disabilities.
Types of behavioural problems and learning disabilities
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that exhibits a lack of attention combined with hyperactivity. ADHD is common in children.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a congenital condition characterised by attention deficit disorder and concentration problems. As a result, patients may suffer depression, anxiety disorders and poor school and job performance.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a special form of anxiety, in which one feels the need to perform certain routines repeatedly (called compulsions) and/or has certain thoughts repeatedly (called obsessions). For many people with OCD, their entire lives are dominated by those thoughts and routines.
The brain of people with autism processes information differently. Everything people with autism see, hear, smell and experience in a different way is processed in a different way. Autism is not visibly apparent, but it has a huge impact on a person’s life.
Gilles de la Tourette
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by tics. Those who suffer from Gilles de la Tourette syndrome have several motor tics (movement tics) and at least one vocal tic (sound tic), which may or may not occur at the same time.
Dysgraphia is the inability to write coherently without there being any evidence of an intellectual disorder. We speak of dysgraphia handwriting when a child’s handwriting is barely legible and/or they write very slowly.
Dyslexia (word blindness)
Dyslexia, also known as word blindness, literally means that someone has difficulty with language. For those with dyslexia, reading, spelling and writing, given their age and educational level, is much too difficult, despite their normal intelligence.
Eating without spilling, dressing and undressing or catching a ball are things that most people do automatically. Not so those with dyspraxia. Because they are unable to do things automatically, actions take a lot of effort.