Special education services may include specialist help, individualized tutoring, or special day classes. Every individual has different requirements and an Individual Education Plan should be created for each child. Positive reinforcement is important as many students with learning disabilities have poor self-esteem. Psychological counseling may be helpful.
Extra help (remedial instruction) can lead to marked improvement in reading and understanding. Difficulties with reading may be lifelong, however.
- Problems in school, including behavior problems (an indirect result, such as a reaction to teasing by other children) and loss of self-esteem
- Problems with reading in adulthood, which may result in occupational problems in certain careers, particularly if the problem was not addressed early
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if your child appears to be having trouble learning to read.
Review Date : 10/15/2008
Reviewed By : Daniel Rauch, MD, FAAP. Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Program, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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