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Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

No More Than Others: There is currently no research supporting the notion that the older the mom, the more likely that their kids will have learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

A learning disorder or learning disability is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has trouble reading, understanding, working with, or producing speech with words, sentences, paragraphs, ...Read more


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Do older mothers somehow lead to or cause learning disorders in child?

Not likely: I am not aware of specific research. Personal experience as a pediatrician, father of four, and husband of a wife who was very involved in mops and other mother-child groups for many years, leads me to think older moms may be able to better recognize learning differences and to work with them, than younger or less experienced mothers. ...Read more

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What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

LOTS!: You can reach out to your pediatrician and school district for some resources! there are many programs and services out there to help! a social worker may also be very helpful in arranging these services. ...Read more

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more

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Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?

Could a 4 yr old born to a mother who was using meth during the pregnancy have learning difficulties? If so, what kind?

Yes: It is really unclear as to the precise nature of developmental problems in a child exposed to methamphetamine in utero. Cognitive, emotional and physical development can certainly be affected. Such a child is a risk for problems later in life. It's important to do the best for the child moving forward, including, but not limited to parenting classes to learn best to treat the child appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In kids it implys that s/he has fallen behind her/his peer group at the age when understanding that material (i.e.Reading) is expected. The kid with a low iq has trouble across many areas & would not be so labeled. ...Read more

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Is it possible to permanently cure a learning disorder?

Is it possible to permanently cure  a learning disorder?

Not currently: Ld is a chronic disorder for which a range of treatments can provide signficant benefits, but we don't have any cures for the underlying problem. Think of it as being near-sighted: glasses can make vision just fine, but you're still near-sighted. That said, effective interventions can make life much, much easier. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nonverbal learning disorder?

Visual spatial realm: Non-verbal learning disorder is similar to visual perceptual disability. The problem is dealing with visual/spatial ordering, organization, problem solving, comprehension, sequencing or attention. Being unable to understand things in space and time, but having no problem in language (or verbal) based processing. Certain conditions have this as prime symptom such as turner's syndrome. ...Read more

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I think I may have a learning disorder. Is there an app that you can use to diagnose yourself?

I think I may have a learning disorder. Is there an app that you can use to diagnose yourself?

Doubt it.: Lds are diagnosed using standardized testing that measures ones overall intelligence (iq) and one's functional knowledge in the area of concern, e.g., reading or math. Ld requires a large discrepancy between the two--usually several grade levels--that is not a result of lack of exposure to the material. For young folk, schools provide that service; older folk need to fine a psychologist. ...Read more

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Does anyone work with a learning disorder?

Team approach: Learning disorders are treated with tutoring for the particular disorder but most times there are other conditions that occur with it like adhd, speech and language disorders and other conditions which should be treated. Consult a child/adolescent psychiatrist, your child's pediatrician or developmental pediatrician for help in coordinating the care you need. ...Read more

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