We all have a common misconception that only children suffer from learning disabilities. However, even grown ups can be plagued with these problems. This article talks about adults with learning disabilities.
The impact of learning disabilities may last for a lifetime. The issue that made school life so hard and challenging, comes back to haunt us at home and in our workplace. For a long period, it was assumed that these issues were only found in children, and once the child finishes school, the learning issues disappear and never come back. However, scientists and doctors have been doing research for years, and they discovered that these problems do not leave a person once he/she’s completes school, but they can occur any time across during an individual’s lifetime. Adults with learning disabilities may suffer from many problems in day-to-day activities, such as understanding work, dealing with home bills, education, social interactions, and independent living.
Learning disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia are still thought to be a child’s problem, which stays with the child till the 6th or the 7th grade, and leaves when he/she has completed high school. However, now that researches have discovered that these problems have a possibility of returning, it is found that for such people, matters get worse and worse. They find it hard to survive in this world where even a sane individual not only takes multiple jobs throughout his lifespan, but also requires 2 or more careers to sustain. The pressures to read, learn, and remember new things never goes away.
Problems Faces Due to Learning Disorders
The rising numbers of the aforementioned conditions in students is a matter of concern for everyone. Diagnosing such medical conditions has helped doctors all over the world to understand the various causes of such problems. Some of these causes are environmental hazards, consumption of fish with high mercury levels in it, agricultural pesticides, which are sprayed on crops and grains that we consume, etc., which have left many children disadvantaged. Those hundreds of children who never got diagnosed, are still suffering with these disorders, without even knowing that they have it. They grow up being weak and outcast. Most of them must drop out of school due to frustration and constant failure.
Famous People With Learning Disabilities
There are some famous people with this disorder, about whom you’ll must have read on the Internet. Yes, they are witnesses of the undying human spirit that made them famous all over the globe. However, the fact of the matter is that they got support from their parents and peers, which unfortunately is very rare in most of the ordinary cases.
Adults who suspect that they might be suffering from a learning disability can seek help by having an assessment conducted by qualified professionals. These professionals are specially certified to detect, administer, and interpret various neurological, psychological, educational and vocational, disorders. The brighter side to this picture is that there are many special schools opened for such people nowadays. Successful students from these schools have gone up to attain graduate degrees in world-class universities, and some of them have also authored books for people who are diagnosed with a learning disability.
Yet, life for such high achievers is not simple. These bright young adults have striven to complete their education, but have been held back with some tough examinations, which are mandatory for establishing a successful career. Almost 50% of these disorders are inherited genetically, and with this fact one realizes that adults with learning disabilities are at a risk of having children who will face the same kind of challenges and heartbreaks, which they had to face in school.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.