Specific Learning Disorder

Special Learning Disorder or learning disability, often known as learning disorder, refers to problems in one of these three areas: reading, writing and math. The symptoms of specific learning disorder usually show-up before a when a child starts going to school. Among people with specific learning disorders, about one-third of them also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is important to be aware about the types of learning disorder and their symptoms because if they go unrecognized, it can cause problems beyond lower achievement such as high psychological distress, abstract reasoning, long and short-term memory, overall poor mental health.



Dyslexia is a chronic learning disorder that affects the ability to read, spell and speak. The most common myth people believe in is that dyslexia is a disorder wherein vision is the problem and can be solved by reversing or writing letter words. This is entirely a myth as dyslexia is a learning difference with language. The symptoms of dyslexia might differ from one person to another:

  • Phonemic Awareness: The inability to recognize the sounds of letters or words
  • Poor spelling and decoding abilities
  • Makes mistake while reading slowly
  • Trouble remembering names
  • Problems with understanding direction


Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder which challenges the writing skills of a person such as handwriting, typing and spelling and poor transcription skills. A person with dysgraphia disability faces trouble concentrating on other things while writing. They may be perceived as sloppy and lazy because of their untidy handwriting, which leads to anxiety, lack of confidence and negative attitude towards school and other symptoms such as:

  • Incorrect spellings and capitalization
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts on paper
  • Holds a pen or pencil very tightly while writing
  • Unusual hand position and body language while writing
  • Trouble copying words


Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability with impairment in mathematics that affects a child’s ability to understand, learn and perform math and number-based operations. In this, a person struggles with basic arithmetic problems such as trouble in addition, subtraction. With these symptoms, you can observe the `signs in your child, family member or friend:

  • Struggling to connect numerical symbol with corresponding word
  • Lose track while counting
  • Have difficulty recognizing numbers
  • Struggle keeping-up to grade-level math
  • Lose temper or get frustrated while playing board games that involve numbers or math


Parents, in general, are not aware of Special Learning Disorder because of which they often neglect, overlook or perceive the symptoms as learning problem or slow growth. Children with Special Learning Disorder are often subject to stigma and discrimination. For a more informed approach on Special Learning Disorder (ASD), its consultation and treatment with natural homoeopathy medication, book an appointment with Dr. Samrat and Dr. Shuchi Singh.