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How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

Poor self image: I don't remember how many teens I have seen over the years who want me to clear up their acne for prom --in 3 days--. All of us feel vulnerable at times and those who have an ld feel more vulnerable than those teens because it sets them apart during a period when they are building self concept.A sense of vulnerability may lead to isolation & desire to avoid additional exposure to failure. ...Read more

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Does Petit mal cause learning difficulties?

Does Petit mal cause learning difficulties?

Yes.: It can be confused with attention deficit disorder also. It is treatable, though. See a primary care doctor or neurologist for more help and treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder lead to learning difficulties?

Maybe: Anxiety can exacerbate problems with learning because it can interfere with attention and concentration. People can become anxious about anything, including being in a classroom or responding to a teacher, so an anxiety disorder can make those experiences harder to bear. Anxiety probably does not cause a learning disability, though learning disabilities can contribute to anxiety. ...Read more

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Can seizures cause learning difficulties?

Can seizures cause learning difficulties?

Yes: Seizure activity (and often the recovery period - post-ictal period) hamper memory and learning. Also, anti-convulsant medications used to help prevent seizure activity can also impair learning ability, . ...Read more

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Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Psychoeducational : Testing can diagnose learning disabilities. Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money. ...Read more

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When someone says my learning difficulties are functional what does that mean?

When someone says my learning difficulties are functional what does that mean?

Not structural: Functional vs. Structural/anatomic is a dichotomization that used to be popular but getting outdated. It used to be that if there is no detectable brain lesion, then a disease is considered "functional". For example, brain tumor is not a functional disorder while depression is. Advances in brain imaging technology increasingly show structural changes in all brain disorders. ...Read more

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Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Sometimes: Some forms of LD, such as certain types of dyslexia, are clearly inherited, others are not. Its always useful to ask about relatives, especially parents when evaluated LD> ...Read more

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Does Petit mal cause learning difficulties?

Yes.: It can be confused with attention deficit disorder also. It is treatable, though. See a primary care doctor or neurologist for more help and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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Can aromatherapy cause learning disabilities?

Can aromatherapy cause learning disabilities?

No: Whether aromoatherapies have any major benefits is a topic for someone else to discuss, but they certainly do not cause--or help--learning disabilities. There is no suggestion that they have any impact on brain structure or function, and learning disabilities definitely result from parts of the brain not functioning as we would like them to. ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy with learning difficulties can be controlled or cured?

Can epilepsy with learning difficulties can be controlled or cured?

Cured no,control yes: Their are many medications for epilepsy. Many forms of epilepsy! you need a neurologist to determine clinically and usually with the help of an eeg monitor, not just a one time reading but one that is worn perhaps for a week or longer, and perhaps brain imaging studies. Neuro-psychological testing by an experienced psychologist will help determine the specifics of ld and rx needed. Med rx for life. ...Read more

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What causes learning disabilities?

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What causes learning disabilities?

LD: Ld such as dyslexia, is linked to certain genes that control how the brain developed. It is inherited. ...Read more

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My son has learning difficulties. Any chance can he get into medical school?

Depends: This depends very much on the nature of his learning difficulites. There are some very specific learning problems that can be coped with more easily compared to a more generalized problem. If his learning difficulties are causing severe problems in multiple areas, then this would be a problem. The answer would also depend on your son's current age - if young, there is time to work on the problems. ...Read more

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Book for learning disabilities/adhd teen?

Book for learning disabilities/adhd  teen?

Check out websites: There are excellent websites such as chadd.Org or www.Ldanatl.Org/. The former is for adhd, the latter for learning disabilities. Both have lots of wonderful materials for parents. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause learning disabilities or memory problems?

Can chemotherapy cause learning disabilities or memory problems?

It is possible: There have been studies to show that things such as the ability to multitask can be impaired by chemotherapy. There are other issues with hormonal blocking medicines in some patients as well. ...Read more

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Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Yes: In certain circumstances they will "outgrow" sensory issues. Mostly kids and the adults helping them, seek better accommodations for their sensory needs. Severity plays a role in how likely the child may be to outgrow an issue. ...Read more

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