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Learning to deal with disorders

Early detection and appropriate treatment can help children with difficulties make the grade

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For parents, children's school reports mean a lot. Those whose kids come home with straight As gloat proudly while those presented with less-than-perfect report cards feel a range of emotions _ disappointment, anger, worry or even fear. 

Usually the kids who don't do well are blamed for their bad grades, and the parents are likely to put it down to laziness, or perhaps even stupidity.

Learning disorders, while not a new term, have not been very well recognised in Thailand. A lot of parents, or even teachers, still do not have a genuine understanding of the issue, and this lack of understanding further drives children with difficulties away from learning.

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