Specific Learning Disorder is a neuro developmental disorder with biological origin, that is the basis for abnormalities at a cognitive level that are associated with the behavioural signs of the disorder. The essential treatment of Specific Learning Disorder is remedial education, which should begin early when the child is in primary school.
At present, there is no universally standardized screening procedure to guide referrals from schools. In India the teacher certification programmes are deficient in special education. Each child with a learning disability will have his or her own profile of learning abilities but in our social settings such students are not getting much attention.
In Homoeopathy very few studies were done on this subject therefore a prospective study was undertaken with an objective to ascertain the effectiveness of Homoeopathic medicine in the treatment of Specific Learning Disorders.
The Design of study is quazi experimental design done on all diagnosed cases of seven to eleven years of age group children of both sex in OPD of Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College Trivandrum and Govt. schools of Trivandrum educational sub-district.
Homoeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of Homoeopathic principles. The improvements were assessed by comparing before and after score of DST-JINDIA.
To know whether the study is significant statistically, paired t test was used to compare the score before and after treatment.
The results from the study suggest that homoeopathic medicines selected on the basis of Homoeopathic fundamental principles were effective in the treatment of Specific Learning Disorders, also considerable changes were observed in the behaviour of the children. Statistical significance of p value<0.01confirm the effectiveness of the treatment.