Learning disabilities, learning disorders, or learning problems occur when a child’s brain is wired to receive and process information differently. This means that the child hears, sees, and understand things in a way that is different from a generally accepted viewpoint, thus making it difficult for the child to learn new information and skills.

Identifying learning disability in children isn’t so easy, especially if you’ve not handled a child with a learning disability. While there are red flags to watch out for, it is important to note that an inconsistent display of such a sign may mean that your child has no problem.

However, there are warning signs that are more common than others, especially during different development stages of a child.

In our recent post, we discussed the di...

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The first problem you may encounter as a parent is being able to detect whether your child is developing at the appropriate pace or lagging behind.

Though children develop at different paces, it is pertinent to note that at different stages of life (ages), a child is expected to hit certain learning milestones. You should start to feel concerned and possibly seek intervention when a child shows a consistent inability to meet these milestones as they grow.

Below are the learning milestones to watch out for as your child grows:

Preschool age (2-6 Years)
At this age, your child should be able to pronounce words as well as learn alphabets, numbers, shapes, days of the week, and colors. He or she should also be able to follow directions, learn routines, and rhymes...

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There are different types of speech disorders encountered by children. The problem is, it takes training and experience handling such conditions to be able to unravel the actual speech disorder that a kid may be suffering from.

In a previous article, we highlighted the difference between childhood apraxia and late-talking. In the post, we explained that while apraxia has more to do with developmental delays leading to the inability to coordinate the muscles used to produce speech, late-talking is a disorder caused by having a limited spoken vocabulary for a child of certain age bracket.

In as much as this explanation and similar ones that you can find on the internet is useful...

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A simple search for “late-talking” will find you hundreds of posts by concerned parents seeking guidance for their late-talking kids. The first problem is that most parents find it difficult differentiating between childhood apraxia and late-talking.

It is important to note that while the former has more to do with developmental delays leading to the inability to coordinate the muscles used to produce speech, a late talker has no problem with understanding language and developing social skills, thinking skills, and motor skills.

The problem encountered by late talkers emanates from having a limited spoken vocabulary. It is a puzzling condition because there is no consensus explanation among researchers as to what the primary causes of late-talking are...

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