Einstein and Steve Jobs struggled with learning difficulties
Children with learning difficulties are as smart or smarter than their peers. Their way of processing, storing and retrieving information is different from that of their peers. In simple terms, their brains are wired differently. The difficulties can be overcome with appropriate teaching techniques and the use of specialised strategies.
Early Detection and Intervention
Early detection and intervention are crucial factors in enabling the students to overcome most of the difficulties. It is important to remember that students with learning difficulties are not less intelligent or dull or lazy. In fact, they are specially gifted in certain areas.
Role of parents and Teachers
Teachers and Parents are the first ones to notice these difficulties in children. They can help children with learning difficulties achieve success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, working with professionals, and learning about strategies for dealing with their specific difficulties.