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What are the symptoms of learning disability?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
"struggle": Any child or teen who is struggling needs help of some kind. It may be motivational, tutorial, medication, counsel, a stable/supportive fam environment, or whatever. The criteria of learning disabilities vary. The key is to determine what type of help is needed, and then provide it. Some have cognitive limits that can be sorted out thru prof testing, but they can still improve performance w/ help.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Comprehension : Ld people have varying degrees of difficulty to comprehend or process information. Sometimes the input is visual, sometimes it's verbal, depending on the disability. Sometimes it's the outputs that are inefficient, as in an expressive language problem. This makes learning very trying. Accommodations really help these learners
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Skill weakness: A leaning disability is a weakness in the skills related to an aspect of learning, such as reading, math, etc, in a person who has average general intelligence.

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