It’s not simple or easy to determine if a child has a learning disability. Many otherwise normal behaviour can sometimes be misidentified for being a learning disability.
A child with poor attention span and focus, or someone who regularly disrupts class is sometimes used as an indicator of a possible learning disability. A child with issues socialising with their peers can also indicate this. These can all be indicators but not necessarily mean anything. It’s very possible that disruptive children with poor attention spans are just children who are misbehaving.
What if they really have ADHD or other learning disabilities?
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and is one of the most common. Children affected by ADHD have difficulties focussing, paying attention in class, and may also be hyperactive. This makes it difficult for them to sit still for prolonged periods as they are too physically and mentally distracted. Children who go undiagnosed often grow into adulthood with ADHD, where it may affect them professionally. ADHD is effectively treatable with behavioural therapy and appropriate medication.
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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