Overcoming Learning Disabilities with PNT
Why do students struggle to keep up with their peers despite hard work and effort?
Learning disorders are a group of conditions affecting a person's learning ability. They are often first diagnosed in childhood but can also occur in adulthood.
The most common learning disorders are:
- Dyslexia (difficulty reading)
- Dyspraxia (difficulty with coordination and fine motor skills)
- Dysgraphia (difficulty writing)
- Dyscalculia (difficulty with math)
People with learning disorders often struggle with specific skills, such as reading or writing, coordination, fine motor skills, or math.
Most people with learning disorders have average or above-average intelligence. However, their ability to learn is affected by their condition.
There is no single cause of learning disorders. They may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as a family history of learning disorders or exposure to toxins during pregnancy.
Common treatments for learning disorders often include special education and tutoring. Some people with learning disorders also take medication to help them focus or manage their symptoms. However, PNT offers a much more wholistic approach with sustainable results.
With proper treatment, most people with learning disorders can succeed in school and lead productive lives.
Dyscalculia - The inability to understand math and math related concepts
Dyscalculia is a learning disability affecting a person's ability to understand numbers and math concepts. People with dyscalculia may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, counting, calculating, estimating, and solving math problems. They may also have trouble with spatial relationships and struggle to visualize or remember math concepts.
Dyscalculia can make it difficult for a person to perform well in school, work, or everyday life. Many people with dyscalculia go untreated because the symptoms can be subtle and easily misunderstood.
Dysgraphia - The inability to write legibly and perform handwriting tasks
Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder affecting a person's ability to write. Symptoms of dysgraphia can include difficulty with spelling, handwriting, and grammar. Dysgraphia can also make it hard to organize thoughts on paper or remember what was just read.
People with dysgraphia often have trouble with other fine motor skills, such as tying shoes or buttoning shirts. Many also struggle with gross motor skills, such as riding a bike or playing catch.
Dysgraphia can impact any area of writing, from the size and shape of letters to the ability to use punctuation correctly. It can also make it hard to write smoothly or in a straight line.
Dysgraphia can be mild, moderate, or severe. It is often diagnosed in school-aged children but can also impact adults. There is no cure for dysgraphia, but there are ways to manage the symptoms and make writing easier.
Dyspraxia - Difficulty directing movement and coordination
Dyspraxia is a neurological condition affecting both children and adults. It is characterized by difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and problems with planning and coordination.
Dyspraxia can also impact an individual's communication ability and may cause difficulties with social skills. While there is no cure for dyspraxia, there are several interventions, such as PNT, that can help to improve an individual's functioning. One of the many benefits of PNT is that it focuses on strengthening the areas of the brain that cause these symptoms. If you or your child has been diagnosed with dyspraxia, it is crucial to seek information and support to ensure that you can best manage the condition.
What is a Nonverbal Learning Disorder?
Nonverbal learning disorders (NLDs) are learning disabilities that can cause difficulty with tasks requiring the ability to understand and use nonverbal information, such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. People with NLD often have trouble reading social cues and may appear insensitive or socially awkward. They may also have difficulty with fine motor skills, such as writing or using scissors.
NLDs can occur in isolation or in combination with other learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADHD. They are believed to be caused by a dysfunction in the brain's right hemisphere responsible for processing nonverbal information.