Physical Issues That Affect Reading and Writing
Two of the most important and widely used skills in school and the workforce are reading and writing. However, there are many physical challenges that can affect learning.
Even though Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is not considered a learning disability, it can affect the academic performance of a child. The three main symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity not only affect a child’s social and behavioral well-being, but also contribute to academic struggles.
ADHD affects each person differently. Some children with ADHD experience difficulty with reading, have trouble remembering what they read, while other children find comfort in these activities. Furthermore, children with ADHD are more likely to demonstrate writing problems, such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers. If reading and writing problems go undetected and aren’t addressed early on in children with ADHD, these children are at a higher risk for having these problems persist into adulthood.
A study was published in 2011 in the journalPediatrics that showed a strong correlation between ADHD and an increased risk of a written-language disorder (WLD) for boys and girls (with or without a reading disorder (RD)). Research shows that girls with ADHD are at a higher risk of having WLD with RD compared with boys with ADHD.
Reading disabilities can affect up to eight percent of elementary school children. Seventy to eighty percent of students with specific learning disabilities possess reading deficits.
Most students with LD have profound deficits in the area of visual memory. Researchers indicate that most of all learning takes place through the eye, with visual memory existing as a crucial aspect of learning.
The most common forms of LD that affect reading and writing include. continue reading
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