Glossary of Useful Terms
As you search for answers to your child's problems, you will come across many different terms used in books or articles, or by psychologists, doctors, therapists or teachers. This glossary explains some of the more common terms used to describe specific disabilities.
What Do We Do Now?
Your child may be one of millions worldwide who has been diagnosed with a learning disability. He may be struggling to cope with the demands of school and experiencing failure at every turn, despite his best efforts. As his parent, you probably feel helpless, overwhelmed and frustrated, as you search for answers. How can I help my child? What do we do now? While your life seems to have turned upside down and the future looks daunting, there is hope – your LD child can learn. But he cannot do it alone. He needs you to make the difference in his life. Read more to find out the procedures you should follow to ensure your child has the right help.
Is My Child Dyslexic?
Because dyslexia often goes undiagnosed, estimates of the number of children who struggle with this learning disability vary greatly. According to the International Dyslexia Association, current studies suggest that 15-20% of the population has a reading disability. Of those, 85% have dyslexia.Read more about this learning disability and find out how you can help your dyslexic child.
Homework Habits that Help
Homework is one of those necessary evils. It reinforces the work done in class, it alerts the teacher to work that is not fully understood and it teaches independence and self discipline. Yet it is also the source of conflict and many tears in most households. Find out how to reduce tension around homework.
Behaviour Modification
Apart from trying to help their child through all the problems that go with the LD package, many parents are also faced with a daily assault of behaviors like anger, withdrawal, aggression and disobedience – behaviors that result from the confusion and frustration of having a learning disability. Nobody ever said that parenting was going to be easy, but raising an LD child can seem overwhelming. Read more for suggestions that will help to minimize the behavior issues that are causing concern.
To Medicate or Not to Medicate
One of the most difficult decisions for parents to make when their child has been diagnosed with AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is whether or not to treat the disorder with medication. The decision to medicate their child rests with the parents and in order to make an informed decision, as many facts as possible must be considered. This article offers information on various options to minimize or control the symptoms of AD/HD.