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Adult Learning Disability Testing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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