Learning Disabilities: Part I

Some children with hydrocephalus are affected adversely when it comes to school. Birth defects, brain tumors, trauma, and increases or extreme fluctuations of intracranial pressure (ICP) can cause damage to sensitive areas of the brain that help us learn to speak, read, write, and reason, as well as to perform well in subjects such as math, science, and language development.

What may seem like a routine task to others may seem like an insurmountable task for your child. When a child is confused by what he is supposed to be learning, and is not receiving appropriate instruction to help him meet his educational needs and goals, he may lose interest in school very quickly.

Common learning disorders of children with hydrocephalus include:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD).
  • Nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD).