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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What causes learning disabilities?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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

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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What's the incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?

What's the incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?

Rate of disable. : Theoretically, 100% people get disabled due to degenerative process if people live long enough. However, for those who are less than retired age, injury or medical disorder should not mean disabled, especially chronic degenerative process. It is possible for temporally disabled and should be able to return to work after treatment or after modified work load or type. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of learning disability?

What are the symptoms of learning disability?

Comprehension : Ld people have varying degrees of difficulty to comprehend or process information. Sometimes the input is visual, sometimes it's verbal, depending on the disability. Sometimes it's the outputs that are inefficient, as in an expressive language problem. This makes learning very trying. Accommodations really help these learners ...Read more

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Dr. Kyon Hood Dr. Hood
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What are the signs of a learning disability?

Dr. Kyon Hood Dr. Hood
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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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Can learning another language minimize the degree of stammering?

Can learning another language minimize the degree of stammering?

Not likely: Stammering or stuttering is indepedent of the languages spoken. Someone who stutters in one language will stutter in a second. But stutters can learn many languages. However, i will add that at some points in learning a new language the stutterer may stutter less often or more often in the new language because of the stage they are in. ...Read more

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Could chemotherapy cause learning disabilities?

It is possible: Certain chemotherapy medications can have long term side effects, including learning disabilities. If a child required radiation therapy of their brain as part of their treatment regimen, this can have the most drastic effect on learning. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lateeffects/healthprofessional/page4. ...Read more

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What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

Anxiety: Is often found in kids and teens with learning disabilities , as they have found school frustrating and not as rewarding as children without learning difficulties. ...Read more

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

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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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read more

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Does having a learning disabilities cause depression in the family?

Possible: If the child's learning disability is causing a lot of family conflicts, this may lead to impaired family functioning and stress. Which, may cause depression. ...Read more

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Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Dyscalculia is the : term for a math learning disorder. Problems with math computation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) &/or math application, (figuring out when to add. subtract, multiply, divide) are the symptoms. A neuropsychological evaluation can determine the cause, as Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, visual-perceptual problems, ADHD, & language-based learning disabilities can all contribute. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various interactional skills..There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may smile at someone as early as 1-2 mos.And as late as 5-6 mosand still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...Read more

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What causes cognitive and social problems in kids?

Many causes: Cognitive problems are quite different than social problems. The causes for each or both are many. There can be physical conditions as well as emotional disorders. Without knowing more precisely which problems you are referring to, it is difficult to give a proper answer. I would start with discussing the concerns with the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

A developmental : delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so. "DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. ...Read more

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What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of learning difficulties?

What are the symptoms of learning difficulties?

The answer is: A significant difficulty in one specific area below the person's over skills. For example an average iq person who is two standard deviations below in math but not reading. Or a bright person who is slow in reading but nothing else. Or a person who is borderline iq with a serioous problem in one area only. It is best to have this tested by a psychologist. ...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

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


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