Learning Disabilities and Depression Approximately Term Paper

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For the new teacher, the most important factor in resolving issues concerning students with learning disabilities is to recognize the high incidence of depression and other emotional disturbances that go along with it. Early treatment and intervention can improve the outcome for the child. However, the teacher must first be able to recognize the signs of these disorders and to provide them with resources that will help them resolve these issues. The teacher can be the first step in obtaining the necessary intervention for the child.

The most important factor for the new teacher is realizing the importance of recognizing and obtaining treatment for emotional disorders in the child with learning disorders. The two are connected, but are seldom treated as such. Emotional disorders and learning disabilities have a compounding effect and their presence can affect the ability of the child to make progress with the development of coping skills for either disorder. Often parents and the student themselves neither do nor recognize the need for treatment. They might not know where to obtain this treatment either. The teacher is the first step in obtaining this help for those that fall into their case. Teachers are an important resource for the child and parents of a child with learning disabilities.

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