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How to get tested for a learning disability as adult?

How to get tested for a learning disability as adult?

See a Speciaist: A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. Often psychologists do these things. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

as ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. ...Read more


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Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Yes: Among many other government mandated suggestions, your general physician has been asked to screen his older patients for early signs of cognitive decline. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability?

Which type of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability?

Psychologist: I refer patients with suspected learning disability to psychologist for a psychological evaluation. These patients can be referred by any primary care provider. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability? Where would you then go for testing?

What kind of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability?  Where would you then go for testing?

Many: Your family doctor usually directs the care you receive and the specialists you see. Testing psychologists may perform some of the evaluation, as could a neurologist or developmentalist. Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational specialists may also be involved. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for a learning disability?

How do you get tested for a learning disability?

Battery of tests: There are a battery of tests that are used by professionals to determine learning style and ability. Psycho-educational, learning achievement, & social tests are standard in children. Most school systems offer these through a child study team assessment. Neurodevelopmental testing can precede or follow these tests depending on severity of the problem. ...Read more

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How can I get my child tested for a learning disability?

How can I get my child tested for a learning disability?

Many Sources: See your pediatrician for guidance. Most schools have testing avaiable if needed.A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get tested for a learning disability that is mild?

To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read more

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Do I have a learning disability? I'm an adult now, so would it matter anyway?

Do I have a learning disability? I'm an adult now, so would it matter anyway?

It Matters: A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. Often a psychologist does these things. It matters if such a disability hinders your job performance or interpersonal relationships. It may be like trying to function with 1 arm tied behind your back. ...Read more

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How can an adult overcome a learning disability he's had for so long?

How can an adult overcome a learning disability he's had for so long?

Let's talk: The type, severity, & pervasiveness of the ld will determine its treatment. Obviously, the ld needs to be described & appropriate interventions made. Yes, it's possible to overcome a long standing ld if the patient has the desire and fortitude to try. Many appropriate accommodations occur in ld patients, some of which they are entirely unaware of. Seek help from developmental doc & therapists. ...Read more

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I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.

I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.

Anxiety is treatable: Some children with learning disabilities ( such as ADD) continue to have symptoms as adults. Some children's problems improve as they become adult. But for others, the childhood difficulties led to on-going distress, sometimes anxiety or depression.Treatment can help. Please speak to you doctor, your local medical society or your insurance company for help finding a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I am an adult struggling to find happiness and meaningful career. I have non-verbal learning disability and i want to find a psychologist or career counselor. Where should I look? I'm in nyc.

I am an adult struggling to find happiness and meaningful career.  I have non-verbal learning disability and i want to find a psychologist or career counselor.  Where should I look? I'm in nyc.

Dr. Lee & The LDANYC: U might find it helpful 2 read about atlanta resident, christopher lee. After learning ways 2 bypass his own learning disabilities in his adult years, he earned a pH.D. In psychology! his website: http://bit.Ly/1612xjm >> consider contacting the learning disabilities association of nyc. The organization helps connect adults & older teens 2 resources available in the city. Url: http://ldanyc.Org. ...Read more

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If you have meningitis as a child can you suffer from learning disabilities as an adult?

If you have meningitis as a child can you suffer from learning disabilities as an adult?

Yes: Depending on how severe the infection was, a child can have brain damage resulting in many problems including learning differences. ...Read more

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Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Depends: It depends on the type of meningitis, the age during the illness, ANS the severity of the illness. Uncomplicated viral meningitis should leave no long term symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a nonverbal learning disability?

Rt. hemisphere weak: Non verbal learning disability refers to weakness of skills mediated by right hemisphere of the brain. These include organization and executive function skills. People with NVLD are more dependent on left hemisphere skillls, which are language based, tend to be literal in their use of language, tend to be rigid thinkers. ...Read more

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What defines a learning disability as one?

Testing: Learning disabilities are formally diagnosed by psycheducational testing where someone with normal cognitive functioning scores > 15 points below their iq score in a particular subject. However, the term is used non-officially for someone having trouble learning a particular subject despite normal learning skills and reasonable effort. Some schools even use it for students who have general learnin. ...Read more

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How can one unblock a learning disability?

How can one unblock a learning disability?

Work around it: You cannot unblock a learing disabilty but you can know it exists and learn new ways to work around it or ways to take extra time to solve the problems. Students with ld diagnosed and tested by psychologists can get extra time on tests in school and posiibly even college. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a learning disability?

What are the signs of a learning disability?

Helpful link: This is a very informative article. I hope it helps. http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/social-emotional-skills/my-childs-behavior-sign-learning-disability ...Read more

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How to know if I have a learning disability?

How to know if I have a learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


Learning Difficulties (Definition)

A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more