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Learning difficulties

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein

Learning difficulties are a group of disorders that are characterised by significant difficulties in acquiring and using listening, speaking, writing, reading or mathematical abilities. They are a result of central nervous system dysfunction and are specific to the individual. People with learning difficulties may not learn in the same manner or speed as their peers. They may find certain tasks performed by their peers to be difficult.


It cannot be cured. However, these disorders can be managed and is not a limiting factor in a person’s life. Some strategies to help children with learning difficulties include scripted lesson plans, and the use of learning aids like word processors, talking calculators, etc. Some therapies like occupational therapy, and speech therapy. A therapist can also equip the individual with coping mechanisms to manage the difficulty and any resulting emotional

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