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Doctor insights on: Are Preemies More Susceptible To Learning Difficulties

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Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Yes: This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great. Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress. ...Read more

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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


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Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs.It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more

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What causes learning difficulties? How to avoid of get a learning difficulty?

What causes learning difficulties? How to avoid of get a learning difficulty?

Don't know: We do not what causes learning disorders. There are many theories. This is probably organic in nature and taking care of yourself is probably the best way to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: learning difficulties?

What is the definition or description of: learning difficulties?

Isolated problems: 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 deficiency is the key. ...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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Do teenagers with hypogonadism have learning difficulties?

Do teenagers with hypogonadism have learning difficulties?

No: Not that i recall unless the cause of hypgonadism is a know genetic disorder such as turners or noonan syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I help my son who is having learning difficulties after hie?

How can I help my son who is having learning difficulties after hie?

Medical/educational: Hie effects vary-so i can't give you specific advice. You need a team approach-a pediatrician experienced with developmental/educational areas should serve as your medical home-and guide you to various specialists like pt, ot, speech therapy, etc. Utilize early access programs, area educational agency, etc. If local doctor unsure, ask for a referal to a university center and/or developmental ped. ...Read more

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I would like to know how does Petit mal causes Learning difficulties?

Intermittent: The seizures interrupt the patient's life for brief intervals during which he or she may be trying to learn. In that sense, it impairs learning, sort of like sleeping in class for brief moments or not paying attention. ...Read more

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Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Snoring: Yes. Snoring in children means that they are not getting enough oxygen. This affects brain function. See an ENT to evaluate airway- tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc. Allergies may also play a role. ...Read more

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