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If a child comes across as difficult, they may be dealing with a learning difficulty | Dr. Nanda Shaheen


Join us in discussing the spectrum of learning difficulties with Dr. Nanda Shaheen.

Suppose there was a veteran society for those with a deep understanding and instinct for early years learning and special learning needs, then Dr. Nanda Shaheen would be a founding member.

Dr. Nanda Shaheen started her career in Washington DC, where she taught children with dyslexia, ADHD, and dyspraxia. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Nanda has gained unrivaled experience teaching young children in Washington DC & London.

We talk about how learning difficulties tend to show themselves around the ages of six or seven. Dr. Nanda mentions that one should never expect a single solution to fit all and how, as a doctor, one needs to look at the bigger picture: the family environment, the school’s teaching style, and the learning style of the individual child. The solution has to be tailored to the individual child and the unique environment of that child.

We also discuss some DO’s when it comes to parents: being open-minded, taking to as many professionals, doing the research, and asking many questions until the solution seems to be working.

If the child is not paying attention in class, if the child is misbehaving, if the child is bored, all of those are indications that perhaps we need to take a closer look at this.

Dr. Nanda Shaheen


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