Child Development Problems

Child Development Problems | Poor Performance At School? Here’s Hope

Child development problems: Apart from physical and family factors your child may have ADHD or dyslexia or intolerant diet or allergies

Child development problems: When a child struggles at school many factors need to be looked at. Some of the conditions that can lead to child development problems are as below:

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Child development problems: School

1. The school curriculum is too difficult. Some schools are more academic oriented than others. The belief that “the harder the curriculum the better the school is” is a fallacy. Many schools lack physical exercise as well which adds to the problems

2. The language of instruction is not understood by the child. Many children are bilingual or even trilingual. A child studying in a language that is not his mother tongue will find it harder to understand the instructions and the lesson. Even English is spoken in different accents and this can impact intelligibility.

3. The child is too young for the class. Age makes a big difference in the early years. If the child is young for the class then they may not be prepared for the demands of the class. This includes social and emotional demands like sitting for whole the lesson, asking for help and writing.

4. The school is too far from home. Often children live too far from the school. They have to wake up early and travel hours to reach school. This can make the child too tired and can effect their concentration as well.

5. The child is being bullied. Some bullying is subtle and a teacher may not be able to recognize the signs. Any kind of bullying can make a child anxious and take away her mind from learning.

Child Development Problems | Poor Performance At School? Here's Hope

Child Development Problems

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Child development problems: Child

1. The child has language difficulties. Even minor language delays affect a child’s learning especially if the child is learning in his second language.

2. The child has attention problems like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD presents with short attention span, distractibility, and fidgeting. All interfere with learning.

3. The child has specific learning difficulties like dyslexia. Such a child may be late to pick up alphabets or have difficulty understanding concept of numbers.

4. The child is not sleeping properly. A child needs 9 to 10 hours of sleep. Lack of adequate sleep can make a child inattentive and hyperactive.

5. The child travels hours before reaching school. As mentioned earlier prolonged travel can cause exhaustion and reduced attention.

6. The diet is inadequate. Often children eat little or no breakfast because of lack of time or anxiety. They may not drink enough water. The brain is 70% water and even one percent dehydration can cause problems with memory learning.

7. The child has medical problems like anemia or allergies. Middle ear effusions reduce hearing and attention. Allergies can affect attention, behaviour etc.

8. The child needs glasses

9. The child has emotional problems

10. The child has ADHD or ADD

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Child development problems: Miscellaneous

1. Family conflict

2. Relocation

3. Marital problems

All the above factor can cause stress,  directly or indirectly through poor parent management, leading to learning and social problems.

All these need to be assessed and treated or modified to help the child.

Child Development Problems | Poor Performance At School? Here's Hope

Child Development Problems

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Child Development Problems was last modified: March 9th, 2017 by Wilma Gervacio