Many cognitive problems have been identified in children
Thankfully, treatment for dyslexia and other cognitive problems
is more readily available than you might think.
Many school-aged children suffer from a variety of cognitive problems. In education, these cognitive problems are usually divided into four main, broad categories. These categories of cognitive problems include:
- Moderate Mental Handicap
- Mild Mental Handicap
- Learning Disability
- Other Health Impairment
Cognitive problems that fall under the moderate and mild mental handicap categories are primarily determined by the child’s IQ, though adaptive skills are taken into consideration as well. These skills include how well the child takes care of himself or herself, or how well the child is capable of handling every day tasks such as going to the store.
Cognitive problems that fit under the Other Health Impairment label can be quite varied. Children with cognitive problems that are placed in this category may have experienced brain trauma. Children with autism are sometimes included in this category as well. These types of cognitive problems are usually fairly easy to recognize and to identify.
When it comes to cognitive problems as a result of a learning disability, however, it can be much more difficult to diagnose. For this reason, there are numerous learning disabilities resources available to parents, as well as to educators to help them understand how to identify a problem and how to work with the child to help him or her overcome the disability. Read more about learning disabilities.
One type of learning disability that many people think of when they hear the term is dyslexia. Many children with a learning disability in reading suffer from dyslexia. By the definition provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, dyslexia is simply any problem with reading or writing that interferes with the learning process.
Treatment for dyslexia tends to be quite complex and focuses on helping the child work around the problem. Most educators and parents mistakenly believe that there is no treatment for dyslexia that can “undo” the cognitive problems the child is facing.
In reality, there are various options for treatment for dyslexia that go beyond coping skills. AttenGo, a neuro-cognitive training program, is one of the best learning disability resources available. It is based upon years of research into cognitive problems and searching for a means of treatment for dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and other similar disorders.
This clinically proven program is now available online. Your child deserves the chance to finally find success in school — and in life. Please explore our website and contact us if you have any questions.