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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Having a low IQ implys slower learning. Learning disability implies weakness in one area compaired to overall skill level. The average guy learns at ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Problem/testing: First, do you have an area of academic functioning which is much harder for you than for other people your age and general level of intelligence? If ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho answered
15 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Do a LD evaluation: A clinical psychologist (or school psychologist if you are a student attending school) will give you an IQ test and an achievement test to see if ther ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience in Child Psychiatry
To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Educational Testing: There are many ways to test for and get help for learning disabilities. Many psychologists specialize in testing and diagnosing learning disabilities. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Of course you do: But what is the disability's cause? Possible causes include medications, sleep deprivation, subclinical seizures, dementia, depression, add or adhd. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: There are various forms of 'disability' and so it depends on what kind of disability your child has in terms of parenting. Disabilities can be physic ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia.
A female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Your doctor can : refer you to a psychologist or neuropsychologist to test your cognitive & adaptive abilities. Intellectual Disability & Specific Learning Diso ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not defined by IQ: The concept of a learning disability implies a child has an IQ in a normal range but has a decreased ability to handle a specified learning process co ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Have testing done: Educational psychologists have a variety of tests that screen for learning styles/disabilities as well as mental issues. Poor mental health can often ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No: Worrying abouit adhd or learning problems does not cause these problems to occur. However, constant worrying can lead to anxiety, which can cause decr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Testing: The typical kid with learning disabilities will start showing problems in the early school years as their issues become evident to teachers. Specific ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Either: A child from any family back ground could have either.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Depends: It depends on the child's overall level of functioning in all major life areas. This has to do with the degree(s) of impairment. You can check with th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Learning disability: There are many different causes of learning disabilities, both in children and adults. Some forms persist into adulthood and can affect learning, con ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience in Neurology
Yes: It depends upon the terms of the disability insurance policy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Not a disability: Since you are able to control what you eat a food allergy doesn't need any accommodation. Are there other issues that need to be considered?
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