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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can people with dyslexia have other learning disabilities?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Absolutely: Unfortunately, life does not carefuly distribute problems evenly. The presence of one type of LD increases the risk of others. However, it is not a sure thing--lots of people have just LD to deal with, which is plenty. Those with LD also are more likely to have adhd, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders., and those with adhd are at increased risk of having an ld.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately some people may have more than 1 specific learning disability.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: consult a neuropsychologist to have testing that would clarify any problems that might exhist.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo commented
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Most of the time, dyslexia is not isolated and other disorders are also present as a comorbid condition. Psychometric testing can help you figure this out!
Apr 8, 2015

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Why do some people have learning disabilities?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Specific Learning : Disorder is diagnosed in school-age children with avg. to > avg. IQ's. Some families have mutant genes for Specific Language Impairment & resultant Reading Disorder & Disorder of Written Expression. Math impairment may be from Non-Verbal Learning Disability, associated with many syndromes, some of which are inheritable. Low birthweight, brain infections, trauma & trauma are some other causes.

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