Causes for Learning Disorders

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Learning difficulties most often become obvious in school, but they arise much earlier: In order to learn how to read, write and calculate, a child requires a set of overarching skills that are developed in pre-school age by means of movement and perception experiences.

How do learning disorders evolve?

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Underlying learning skills must be developed

Underlying learning skills are key prerequisites for a child's language development and acquisition of basic skills. If they are not sufficiently developed, it will have trouble keeping up in school later on. Writing, for example, requires a complex coordination of eye and hand. In order to understand spoken language, the child must be able to recognise rhythm and accentuation. Counting and calculating, on the other hand, is based on a fundamental understanding of sequence.

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And what, if not?

Each task that a child needs to process consciously costs energy. Weaknesses in specific areas (e.g. visual and listening perception), therefore, sap energy away from other important areas. The child, in turn, loses track of the actual task. For example spelling: The writing process itself consumes most of the child's energy, orthographic rules are ignored. For example reading: Deficits in visual motor coordination draw energy away from processing words and phrases, the actual content falls out of view. For example math: If too much energy is needed for basic number handling, the child will lose track of the actual problem, calculation steps are skipped.

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But it seems to go well sometimes...?

In an ideal, relaxed setting, children may manage to compensate their weaknesses by investing much effort and concentration. However, when emotional and mental stress come into play (e.g. in a classroom setting) this strategy is doomed to fail. Stress from excessive demands can block neurochemical processes in the child's brain and, as a result, information can not be processed properly. We all have experienced situations where »our mind goes blank«. Under those circumstances, sustainable learning is not possible.


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