Specific learning disability (SLD) is a disorder that can manifest itself in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematical calculation. Dyslexia is an example of a specific learning disability. SLD is often difficult to diagnose and often gets mixed up with autism spectrum disorders or attention deficit disorders.
While there may be early signs, it isn’t until the child has been in school for a few years before they can be properly diagnosed.
Many myths have developed about specific learning disabilities and children with SLD that continue to make it difficult to give children the help they need.
For example, some people believe children will grow out of it.
The reality is that a dyslexic child will most likely grow up and remain dyslexic, even as an adult, which can make independence very difficult. These disabilities will not disappear or resolve on their own, but with help, children can circumvent and work around their specific disabilities.
This belief that children can outgrow their learning disabilities cause many children to underperform and suffer esteem issues that exacerbates their problems learning.
In fact, many children with specific learning disabilities have above average intelligence, yet a great deal of them end up dropping out of school. They may even be considered lazy at school. This happens because schools and educators don’t know how to teach these children. In many cases, they may simply think it is a passing phase; which keeps the child from getting the help they need.
College of Allied Educators offers our Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology. This part-time programme is designed specifically to train potential teachers, parents and caregivers to identify, detect and support children with special needs, such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia.
What will you gain from this programme?
- Identify specific disabilities and understand the diagnosis and assessment of individual weaknesses
- Acquire a strong foundation in speech and language development, child psychology, abnormal psychology and counselling.
- Develop a range of teaching skills to suit the needs of your child or the child being taught
- Learn to work with educators and therapists to provide counsel and support to families and parents of children with special needs
The Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology can be completed in 6 or 12 months, part-time.
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