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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disabi ... Read More

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
LD: Ld such as dyslexia, is linked to certain genes that control how the brain developed. It is inherited.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
They Can Be: Learning disabilities appear to have some inheritability, such as dyslexia which is difficulty with reading comprehension. This does not mean a child ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Strong heritability: Ld is considered an inherited condition. Most people with LD have a positive family history of ld. But some people acquire LD as a consequence of peri ... Read More
Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hereditary LD: There is stong evidence to suggest that learning disorders run in families. This finding provides support for a "heritability factor" as a causal fac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. You may be born with them, or your environment can dictate them also.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Specific Learning : Disorder is diagnosed in school-age children with avg. to > avg. IQ's. Some families have mutant genes for Specific Language Impairment & resu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Young: Ld are usually discovered in school where intense learning first is observed by professionals. In significant cases something is noticed by the paren ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on issues: Learning disabilities are seen in some kids with add or adhd (30-40%) & in that context medications for the add may ease tthe work for the ld. The LD ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Among many other government mandated suggestions, your general physician has been asked to screen his older patients for early signs of cognitive decl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't always Know: Lds are essentially birth defects. Causes are generally unknown. We do know that substance abuse during pregnancy may cause problems. Also there is a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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LD.org: Try national center for learning disabilities. Ld.Org.

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