Posted on Dec 22, 2011 | Comments 0
There are neurological differences in the way that a child processes information that can limit his or her ability to learn a specific kind of skill. A childhood anxiety disorder can manifest in a number of ways, but it is most easily perceived by a parent or a teacher when it manifests in a learning disability.
There are three primary skills that a child must master to get educated. These are reading, writing and math skills. The difficulty to learn each of these individual skills can result in a childhood anxiety disorder. These are disorders that can be overcome by the child if he is provided with proper help.
This childhood anxiety disorder is manifested in trouble with reading skills. At the foundation stage the child can have trouble understanding relationships between letters and sounds.
There is an inability to connect the phonetic sound of the letters to the word that they form.
There is also the tendency to read the second alphabet first and swap the numbers in a two digit numeral. The mix up is not deliberate it is a symptom of the disorder.
As the child progresses and learns to read better, the dyslexia can translate into reading comprehension disability. Here he can read the words and phrases but is unable to comprehend the meaning of the entire passage. Individual words are identified but the collective meaning is not understood.
This childhood anxiety disorder is seen in the ability to handle mathematical concepts and problems. At the foundation level the numbers can be seen and understood but mathematical concepts such as addition or subtraction does not gel with the child. Basic math skills take very long to develop. Even after being repeatedly taught a specific mathematical concept the child is unable to apply it.
For instance addition in ones and tens may be understood in theory but if asked to complete an assignment exercise the child suddenly goes blank and is unable to process the exercise. The applied match skills are not developed without specialized coaching. It is a fairly common learning disorderand one which does not get diagnosed. It is the root behind the belief that some people are just not mathematically inclined.
This particular childhood anxiety disorder is seen in writing abilities of the child suffering from the disease. Remember just because your child is reluctant to write does not mean that he suffers from a learning disorder. Most young children find writing tedious, but when it is a disorder they have a difficulty in reproducing letters and words taken down from the board into their notebooks. It is much more than not wanting to write.
It is in fact, not being able to write even while wanting to write. As the child grows older and masters thebasic writing skills the dysgraphia may spread to not being able to express himself through writing. The key notion of what needs to be communicated may not come clearly through the thought process as he sits down to communicate it in a written manner.
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