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How to support your child if they have learning difficulties

A new term and start of a new school year can be a challenging time for many children but particularly for those who have learning difficulties (and Covid has added to their stress). We speak to Arabella Thring from the Neuro Balance Centre on recognising where your child may need support and how to help them.

When the pressure or work load at school increases, the learning difficulties can become more apparent or more troublesome. For example a child may have been managing fairly well but when they move up to secondary school they are unable to keep up. This often also leads to overwhelm, low self confidence and anxiety. It can show up in different ways. Often these difficulties are because of an imbalanced hearing pattern or an immaturity in their Central Nervous system, signs of this might be:

  • Difficulty reading or writing
  • Hypersensitive hearing
  • Holding the pen very tightly
  • Poor focus and attention
  • Restless
  • Poor spatial awareness
  • Lack of balance
  • Easily fatigued
  • Coordination or balance problems
  • Easily overwhelmed

At the Neuro Balance Centre we see children with numerous ‘labels’ such as  Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder. What we do is look at each child individually, assessing how their difficulties impinge on their ability to navigate not just school, but their daily life.  We are helping to find ease in the body to make a child’s life happier.

He is doing really really well. He is sleeping brilliantly. He is generally much happier and best of all (for me) he is cuddly.. We honestly can’t get over the changes. He has gone up two book bands this term”. RG

We achieve improvements to learning, behaviour and physical stability through a combination of a scientifically researched Neuro Developmental Movement Programme, Auditory Integration Training, by improving the gut microbiome and Mindfulness. Our approach is to use evidence based, drug-free, non-invasive therapies to create change.

His specialist (SEN) teaching assistant has noticed he is much more in control of his limbs, both in the classroom and outside. He has started playing and enjoying football at school, something he shied away from previously. ..This has improved his confidence with his peers at school” SN

If you have any concerns or questions on your child’s development, visit www.neuro-balance-centre.co.uk or call 01373 813 906.

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