Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit
Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit involve a specific and persistent difficulty in learning a particular skill in children and young people who are in mainstream schooling and who have adequate intellectual abilities and socio-cultural opportunities. These difficulties interfere with the acquisition of academic and/or social skills, and can affect the child or young person’s emotional and motivational state. If they are not assessed and treated correctly, the perception of a lack of skills, the attribution of success to external factors, failure or school dropout that affect the child’s emotional well-being might appear.
Deficits can occur in one or more areas of learning, and are often accompanied by problems with behaviour, mood, anxiety or ADHD. Most children and adolescents can overcome school problems or learn to compensate for them, provided they are diagnosed and dealt with as soon as possible.