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Can You Get Learning Disorders From Being On Prednisone And Vinblastine
Perhaps: Neither Prednisone nor vinblastine are directly linked to learning disorders. However, Prednisone can cause irritability, mood swings, sleep problems & vincristine can cause fatigue and depression which all can interfere with learning. Please discuss your concerns with your oncologist. She may be able to switch you to drugs you tolerate better. It may be possible to better support your learning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
LD & help: Problems with learning & applying information interfere with their daily lives. Often, these individuals are not aware that they have learning disabilities. Many struggle for years to learn or perform certain basic tasks without understanding the reason for their difficulties. When they finally discover the cause of their problems is a learning disability, they are relieved. Response to Intervention—A Primer for Parents response-to-intervention-mother-helps-son-with-workResponse to Intervention (RTI) is not a new idea. In fact, features of this approach to teaching have been around for more than 20 years under names like Teacher Assistance Team Model, Pre-Referral Intervention Model, Mainstream Assistance Team Model, School-Based Consultation Team Model, and Multi-Tier Problem-Solving Model. Simply stated, RTI is an approach to instruction that combines the art and science of teaching, allows for (and encourages) creativity and innovation, and is solidly grounded in data-based decision-making (a very good thing!). ...Read more
Yes: If school age, then see the school district for testing. If you want to pay, then see a psychologist who does the testing. In our area, it costs $600-800 for the testing. ...Read more
How does a adult get diagnosed with a learning disorder, if nobody diagnosed him when he was a student?
LD: Psychological testing by phd, and referral for further testing to neuropsychologist if needed. ...Read more
Join a support group: Google your disability and the term "support group". Life will be much better if you don't have to go this alone. ...Read more
Specific Learning: Disorders In Reading, Written Expression & Math begin during the developmental period, but may go undiagnosed till adulthood.Impaired neurological functioning can occur at any age from tumor, trauma, infection, alcohol, drugs,toxins, degenerative & other disorders that affect the brain. Neuropsychological testing defines deficits in IQ, processing, memory, attention & executive functions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hurt & angry: There is nothing unique about ld with respect to being teased and bullied. Any time one has a vulnerability that someone ridicules, the typical reaction is a combination of rage and shame. Many children already feel "stupid" becaise something peers do easily is hard for them; teasing just seems to affirm their fear that it's their fault, somehow. It's cruel and should not be tolerated. ...Read more
Looking for love: Maybe you should get upset. Simply having a learning disorder is no reason not to ever get married. Many people get married with complicated emotional states and as long as two people are willing to work together they can usually work out their differences. It's all about mutual support and understanding. This might be one of those times everybody else needs to keep their opinions to themselves. ...Read more
It's not true: Charles schwab, founder of the investment firm, has quite severe learning disabilities, as do many other people who are quite successful in a wide range of fields. Depending on the type of ld, some lines of work may be easier than others, but it need not be a barrier--and should not become an excuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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