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Do they need to be assessed?

Child learning difficulties encompass a wide range of challenges that can affect a child’s ability to acquire and process information, leading to difficulties in academic achievement and overall learning. These difficulties can manifest in various forms, including specific learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyscalculia, and others.

In Australia, statistics show that approximately 10-15% of children struggle with learning difficulties (source: Australian Psychological Society). These difficulties can have significant impacts on a child’s educational journey, self-esteem, and overall well-being. It is crucial for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals to recognise the signs, provide early intervention, and create supportive environments that cater to individual learning needs. By addressing learning difficulties through targeted interventions and inclusive education practices, we can help children overcome challenges and unlock their full potential for academic and personal success.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, contact crisis support services such as Lifeline (13 11 14), the Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) or the NSW Mental Health Line (1800 011 511).