School Mental Health Services for Children with Learning Disorders

Sinu, E and Nathiya, E (2013) School Mental Health Services for Children with Learning Disorders. IJSR - International Journal of Scientfic Research, 2 (9). pp. 414-415. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Children with Learning Disabilities(LD) are those who, despite adequate ability, have great difficulties areas of academic achievement. These difficulties are characterized by problems in language, attention, perception, memory, auditory perception, language, visual perception, fine and gross motor coordination. Implementation of School mental health program for comprehensive assessment and management of LD by team of mental health professionals such as psychologist, occupational therapist, special educators, social workers, psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse in the afore said cognitive domains is of paramount importance. Learning disabilities have been recognized by the educationist as disabling conditions. But there are no provisions for addressing the psycho-social issues and mental health issues in parents and children arising out of LD at school level. Hence, school mental health programmes are essential to address the lacunae. Provision of comprehensive school mental health programme and implementation special education provisions would go long in way in the outcome of intervening learning disability and the comorbid conditions associated with it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning disorders, school mental health programme, remedial intervention, special education
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 04:12
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 04:12

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