What is a Learning Difference?Friday January 13, 2017
One out of ten children has a learning difference such as: speech and language delays, dyslexia, perceptual deficit, auditory processing problems and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Many children with learning differences have average to above average learning potential.
- Learning differences cross all social and economic boundaries.
- Children who do not proceed through certain language milestones from 0-3 years are at high risk for developing communication and academic difficulties.
- Most language and learning delays can be diagnosed before age 6 and as early as 18 months — the earlier the intervention, the more effective it is.
- Many children with learning differences go undiagnosed and suffer serious academic and self-esteem problems that threaten their success in life.
- Parent support and involvement are crucial to the academic success of children with language-learning differences.