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Academic Underachievement of Children with Learning Disabilities

Children having learning disabilities are often at risk of academic underachievement in their schools in more number of ways than we may expect. Many children with learning disabilities struggle in some specific areas of academic weakness and are below-par performers even in subjects where the disability is not a factor.

Academic underachievement in school often has a damaging effect on the child’s self-esteem. It’s also a failure on part of the school that it could not help a student attain his/her full potential.

What it Means if Your Child has Special Needs

There are several common signs of academic underachievement among students having learning disabilities. These include failure to complete the homework properly or the allotted work in class that has nothing to do with the child’s learning disability, and lack of interest or motivation in school. These are often coupled with a habit of making excuses for failure. Refusing to accept responsibility or blame for his/her own achievement, spending time in daydreaming, or excessive socializing and giving work the least priority also indicates academic underachievement.

Teaching Strategies for Special Education Classes

Students who don’t take any pride or satisfaction in school work, or have falling grades, also suffer from academic underachievement. It’s the same for students who believe that they have no chance to attain success and consider themselves defeated compared to their peers. This, in fact, is a common mindset among academic underachievers who have learning disabilities.

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