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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Performance based: As a kid progresses through the education process they are assessed regularly by teachers who become aware of a kids strengths & weaknesses. When a ki ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Several: Ld is defined on the basis of a major gap between a person's overall intelligence and his/her ability in a specific academic domain. Named ones are r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Team approach: Learning disorders are treated with tutoring for the particular disorder but most times there are other conditions that occur with it like adhd, speec ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Reading and math: The most commonly identified specific learning disabilities are reading and math. One can also see disabilities in spelling, language arts and seconda ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
When skills needed: The educational system gradually places more work requirements as kids age. Until kids need to show competance in areas such as reading or math the ch ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Genetic Influence: There is evidence for genetic predisposition in mood disorders like depression & bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders; and schizophrenia. There may be ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Anxiety: Is often found in kids and teens with learning disabilities , as they have found school frustrating and not as rewarding as children without learning ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In ... Read More
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A 47-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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Seek counseling.: If your child has these issues you should seek counseling to determine the best, most effective ways to work with them and set appropriate limits. Wor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
No: Learning disorders are caused by many things. But, child abuse, for the most part, is not one of them.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience Child Psychiatry
Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustrati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Anxiety can exacerbate problems with learning because it can interfere with attention and concentration. People can become anxious about anything, in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Psychoeducational : Testing can diagnose learning disabilities. Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
TESTING: Your primary care doctor can refer you for 'neuro-psych' testing. These tests are usually done after a brain injury but can be done to 'get a baselin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum : A pervasive developmental disorder is an autism spectrum disorder. It lies between aspergers (high functioning ) & austism (lower functioning).
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
44 years experience Psychiatry
Dev. disorder: Most kids outgrown these problems as their brain matures.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autistic research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now physican. This is a biochemica ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Learning Disorders: Also, known as academic skills disorders, leaning disorders (or ld) could maybe be considered mild mental disorders, although we psychiatrist don't al ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Mental disorders are diseases, not a moral failing. If you have any issues, please consult your doctor as effective treatment may be available for the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Requires Testing: A formal diagnosis of learning disorder requires a psychological evaluation that includes educational testing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Snead
33 years experience ADHD and Autism
Not likely: I am not aware of specific research. Personal experience as a pediatrician, father of four, and husband of a wife who was very involved in mops and ot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Mental Disorders are: The result of numerous factors often including genetics, environmental influences, and situations, especially stress. Genetics and development also ma ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Munir
25 years experience Psychiatry
Personality Disorder: Conduct disorder if not treated properly in early childhood and teenage years can lead to be a personality disorder anti-social pd. There are various ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulat ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Depression: Learning problems are evident by very early school years. If new difficulty develops in teenage, more serious issues may be present. Most common is ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are va ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define and bypass: The primary treatment of a learning disorder involves defining the strengths an weakness of a students learning abilities. This includes determination ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not currently: Ld is a chronic disorder for which a range of treatments can provide signficant benefits, but we don't have any cures for the underlying problem. Thi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
LD & help: Problems with learning & applying information interfere with their daily lives. Often, these individuals are not aware that they have learning dis ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Non-verbal learning: Disability is far less common than language-based ld's &is found in about 6% of students. Non-verbal learning disorders are brain-based, not eye-bas ... Read More

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