Learning difficulties can be solved - with the right tricks

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Learning difficulties can be solved - with the right tricks

You're at a loss: apparently your child is daydreaming at school, has learning difficulties and is becoming increasingly sloppy. The performance is declining - what is the reason for that? Your son or daughter only presses around and claims that the teachers are stupid and that he or she has no idea about math, chemistry or English.

Are these serious learning difficulties? Here you can learn about typical characteristics and what you can do about them together. This is on the one hand for the Personality Development important, on the other hand, for the professional future.

What are learning difficulties?

Learning difficulties mostly refer to a lack of or insufficient performance prerequisites to fulfill certain learning requirements. Because of these subjective prerequisites, learners are only able to master the subject matter in part or not at all. The learning difficulties can relate to the learning content or to the learning itself.

Sometimes the learning difficulties occur only in certain subjects, such as mathematics, German or foreign languages. Sometimes it is also a matter of Learning disability in children: In these cases, there are difficulties with spelling or with arithmetic tasks.

A learning disability is an isolated underachievement that can, however, lead to further learning difficulties. Other similar terms are Learning Disorder and learning disabilities - but these are different problem cases.

It is not only children who have difficulty learning. Sometimes learning difficulties occur in adults as well. Such problems depend on various factors. Typically, you struggle with the following conditions:

  • External and internal pressure to perform,
  • lack of concentration,
  • insufficient discipline,
  • too much distraction,
  • missing Motivation.
learning disability in children

Recognizing learning difficulties in your child: 8 common symptoms

How can you tell if your child has learning difficulties? Some schoolchildren are able to hide their problems quite well and get through with average grades. More and more Poor grades in the work and on the certificate are of course a warning signal.

In the case of learning difficulties in elementary school and in the later school years, the following eight symptoms typical:

  1. Declining performance and lower grades,
  2. Lack of attention in class,
  3. Fear in front of the school,
  4. Apathy and boredom at school,
  5. No motivation or perseverance with homework,
  6. increased aggressiveness (outbursts of anger),
  7. Escape behavior (running away),
  8. Lying and evasion.

Yelling, denial, and evasion - these signs indicate emotional conflict. The children themselves are dissatisfied with themselves. Especially in elementary school, they usually don't know what to do next.

But you can help them by listening to them. Maybe the learning difficulties have a deeper reason - fear of a teacher or bullying can be the triggers, for example.

Sharpen your observation skills: What is the mood like when your child comes home from school? How is homework going, does your offspring need some support? If you sense problems, you can take action against them early on. To do this, it is important to talk to the teachers on a regular basis. At the parents' evening, you can find out how your child is behaving in class.

Learning difficulties - examples and backgrounds

Often it is psychological and social influences that lead to learning difficulties. Many children lack care and recognition. They may slip into an emotional low, which makes the problems even worse.

Other children suffer from the excessive ambition of their parents. From this develop Fear of failure. The schoolchildren believe that they can't do it anyway and give up. They withdraw, lose the desire to learn and become stubborn.

Learning disabilities such as Dyscalculia and dyslexia can have quite different causes. Some of them are hereditary. This also applies to ADHD. If you suspect such a learning disability in your child, you should contact the guidance counselor. It may also be useful to talk to a doctor or psychologist.

Before an important class test, your child is cramming, but at the same time, anxiety is growing. Some schoolchildren are little perfectionists and fear that they will do something wrong. They may think they're "math-dumb" or "not good at languages. Then, when it starts, they start sweating. They can't concentrate properly because they're nervous. They may also be distracted - or incited by classmates to skip class.

Negative thoughts, pressure to perform, the school environment, and other factors have an impact on learning behavior. It is difficult to find the actual reason for performance and learning difficulties. That is why it is so important that you take time for your child.

Set realistic goals with your child: How you can achieve learning goals together

What helps with learning difficulties - so how can you help your child? After all, school grades should not destroy the entire future. Besides, you want to protect your offspring from frustration and Inferiority complexes protect

Good news: With the right tips, you can fight learning difficulties together. The sooner you start, the easier it will be. It starts with recognizing learning problems as such. The diagnosis of a learning disability or Learning Block is not the end, but only the beginning.

From this point on, it is important for learners to set a goal. This helps the child stay motivated. Setting a goal, working towards it and receiving a reward after reaching the target point - this simple method not only helps children progress, but also adults. It is important that the goals are not set too high, otherwise it will be difficult to get there. The good thing is: they can always be adjusted. The 5 in English has become a 3 - now we're working towards the 2.

Another 4 Tipsthat increase motivation and bring the learning objectives closer:

  1. Is the learning environment right? Does the child have everything he or she needs at hand? A quiet place is the best place to learn.
  2. Sets up a learning schedule: The schoolchild will get used to this after a while. There should always be enough time to play.
  3. Which Mantra is suitable for your child? With a small, positive learning slogan, the schoolchild remembers how things are going. This motto goes on a sheet of paper that he hangs on the wall above his desk.
  4. Negative thoughts now have a Time out - instead, optimism is called for. From now on, "I can't do that" becomes "I can learn that." "I hate this school subject (this teacher, the classmates)" becomes "I'll prove to them what I can do."

3 Steps to Overcome Learning Difficulties:

Some children find learning difficult - they find it exhausting and dull at the same time. But learning can be a lot of fun. To help your offspring overcome their learning difficulties, follow the steps below. Plan:

  1. Effective learning methods for your Child Apply
  2. Organize your child's daily learning routine,
  3. Develop a support strategy for your child.

And what effective learning method is suitable for your offspring? It might be worth talking to the teacher who observes your child in class. Then it's time to try out the different methods. Reading thoroughly, cramming together, or working with visual learning techniques - which way does your offspring learn best? Find out!

It is best to discuss the organization of the daily learning routine with your child. At what time of day does he or she learn most effectively? In any case, a regular rhythm helps to overcome the reluctance to learn. Learning becomes a Habit. Important: The cell phone is taboo during the learning phase. In addition, the sleep rhythm should also be right: This has a positive effect on well-being.

The funding strategy, for example, is about finding a good Tutor. Some children learn more easily when they are supported by an outsider. This often has more distance and Patience than the parents. An additional course or study group can also help to catch up on gaps in knowledge.

Learning coaching: Helps your child to solve his learning difficulties

At Learning Coaching the focus is on the multisensory approach. Visual, neuro-linguistic and short-term oriented techniques are used. This method is not only suitable for children and adolescents, but also for adults. Blockades, exam nerves and other learning difficulties can be overcome. There are even appropriate strategies for learning disabilities.

With a coordinated learning technique your child becomes more self-confident and makes targeted progress. This positive development is enormously important - not only for school, but also in later professional life.

Overcoming learning difficulties with coaching and other tips

Motivation and the ability to concentrate are important elements in learning. In the Learning coach training you will learn everything about the connections. Effective learning requires certain structures and strategies. Learn more about how learning blocks can be dissolved - and how your child can enjoy learning again.


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