Common Causes Of Learning Disabilities In Kids

Common Causes Of Learning Disabilities In Kids

2 Mar 2022 | 2 min Read

Nidhi Bhanot

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Learning disability is a broad spectrum, a group containing several conditions that result from a neurological issue that tends to affect the normal ability of the brain to receive, send and process information. The cognitive and motor skills get delayed in such kids.

Kids suffering from learning disabilities face difficulties in understanding certain concepts, speaking, writing, reading, listening, and comprehension.  

3 common factors leading to learning disabilities in children include:

  • Genetic factors or heredity

Kids with parents suffering from learning disabilities tend to have a higher risk of having learning disabilities too.

  • Infancy stress

Kids that have suffered from high-grade fever, poor nutrition, head trauma, head injuries, etc after birth may suffer from learning disabilities. In addition to this, emotional stress may also contribute to this condition.

  • Pregnancy and birth complications

Mothers who suffer from infections consume alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs, prolonged labour or preterm labour contribute to poor brain and cognitive development leading to learning disabilities. Additionally, factors like poor intrauterine growth, low birth weight, physical trauma, or injury during pregnancy, may also contribute to learning disabilities.

Besides these 3 factors, kids with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are also at higher risk of developing learning disabilities.

Advice: Learning disabilities can be managed  with the help of proper remedial therapy and psychological, physical care.

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