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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does a child with learning difficulties always struggle with school?

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  • Serving the interests of children and young people with childhood language and related disorders View Profile

    Every child is different and the progress made will be dependent on many factors. Your child’s individual strengths and difficulties, ongoing medical needs, confidence and resilience, support offered in the classroom and engagement in outside assistance (through tutors or therapists) will all influence your child’s progress.

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    Being a mother myself, I understand what it is like constantly worrying if you are doing the best job possible for your child. My passion … View Profile

    Sometimes a block of therapy such as Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, and/or assistance form a Special education tutor may help your child navigate through school. Over time they may learn different coping strategies to help them learn. For example, children that experience difficulties remembering things may think of rhymes or do a lot of practice questions or make notes or learn to use various reminder applications. Just remember, Richard Branson was diagnosed with a learning difficulty and he is very successful.

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