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World homeopathy Day Special: Homeopaths and quacks offering cure for learning disabilities
Learning disabilities are on the increase and caregivers are a worried lot since no tested and validated education therapy based interventions are available for such children and individualized education plans are defunct in India.

General education schools see learning disabled child as the one who shows extremely slow pace of learning and dismal academic achievement despite all efforts in a convention educational set-up. They often call such children un-educable due to neurological problems.  It has been reported such children are stigmatized by the general education mainstream schools and advised as 'bachche ke dimag ka elaj karvao' (get your child's brain tested and treated).

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia are a neurological disorder leading to reduced intellectual ability in the conventional sense. Their styles of learning are strikingly different and individual curricular interventions are needed to be designed for each child in clinical setting.  They learn differently. They merely exhibit delays in reading, math, spelling or writing, dyslexia, lack of retention, deficit of comprehension of material, or are simply slow learners. However, they can learn by designed interventions.

Often, bodily smart looking children with average and above average IQ suddenly show learning disabilities which remain hidden till the age of about 8 years. With no genuine help and support in sight by education and social sectors, children with learning disabilities become problem children who start hating schools and teachers in their heart.

If, one visits the internet, homeopathy related websites are being touted to be effective in managing the symptoms of learning disabilities by 'healing the mind'. Even the lists of homeopathic medicines are available on the net for children with learning disabilities.

Many parents are turning to homeopathic treatment for learning disabilities ever since Indian Health Ministry is promoting homeopathy as a recognised alternative healing system.  However, most parents soon get disappointed but do not complain. Even many quacks and home remedy systems have been selling camel's milk  on the sly as a treatment for learning disabilities.

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