“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible” (Colossians 1:16).
Do you suspect your child could have a learning disability?
As painful as it is to imagine that your child may have any kind of learning difficulty, the sooner you face the truth of the situation, the sooner you can get help for your child.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
—Does my child act like other children his age?
—Can she do the same tasks with an equal amount of success?
—Does he enjoy school and relate well to friends and teachers?
—Does she sit still easily?
—Is it easy for him to concentrate?
—Does she enjoy reading, just for the fun of it?
—Can he understand directions and follow them?
—How is her coordination? Does she know right from left?
—Is his vision good?
—Does she sleep well at night?
—Is he calm and unafraid?
—Is she enthusiastic and cheerful?
If you answered “no” to several of these questions and your son or daughter dreads going to school, it might be wise to have a school counselor observe your child and give you some opinions and ideas.
Sometimes, difficulties in school can be resolved with a simple diet change or more sleep. Other times, they result from a personality clash with a teacher.
Occasionally, there is a medical reason behind the problem. Knowing the cause certainly goes a long way toward solving the problem. Pray and ask for God to give you guidance in understanding your child’s needs.
Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.
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