An increasing number of parents are told their children have a learning disability, and need to be evaluated, and possibly medicated. They have concerns about the latter because medications do have side effects.
There certainly are times when medication is the answer. However there are numerous cases where children have other conditions that are too often misdiagnosed as a learning disabilities because symptoms can mimic each other. So parents are wise to be apprehensive. The article (and videos) at the following link provides valuable information and alternative choices that will help you and your child with this important decision. Learning Disabilities That Mimic Or Cause Learning Disabilities (ADD, ADHD, Hyperactivity, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Slow Learners, Temper Tantrums) (I. Sotopic Sensitivity (vision problem), II. Artisan personalities, III. Natural Time Clocks, IV. the hearing problem called “cookie bites”, V. The effects of stress (cortisol) on the brain, VI. pronouncing phonic sounds incorrectly, VII. whole word verses phonics.)
Your Thoughts And Experiences
I am sure there are other conditions that can help parents and educators discover solutions that will help these increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with learning disabilities. It is a stressful time for the parents, but also for the children involved. Please share your experiences and thoughts in the comment box below so as to help these families…Thank you.