and Aphasia (Greek names for various
kinds of language problems) affect one out of ten children.
with learning disabilities look no different than children
without language or learning problems. That is why so many
people suffer all of their lives. They don't know what the
problem is. All they know is that they have trouble reading,
writing, and speaking. As children, they become used to
being scolded, ignored, or teased because when they want
to say something, the words won't come; when they want to
read, nothing makes sense; as for writing, any relationship
between the alphabet and the spoken language is incomprehensible.
If they are intelligent, and most of them are, they learn
to hide their disability behind well developed memories,
but at some point, memory alone cannot serve them. Or they
simply "tune out," refuse to pay attention, and
become behavior problems. They drop out of school, they
take menial jobs, they cannot compete with their peers,
and the don't try. It is a shame and a loss! That is...
they are properly diagnosed and get help.
help is available here at the Scottish Rite Children's Language
and Learning Center for the asking!!!