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If you have a low IQ do you necessarily have a learning disability?

If you have a low IQ do you necessarily have a learning disability?

The opposite is true: Ld typically is an issue among those with normal or superior iq. The definition of an ld is an area of function such as reading or math that is much lower than expected, given one's overall iq. If IQ is low, then all areas of function are going to be affected, so ld is less likely. Someone with an IQ of 140 who can't read or do simple math has an specific learning problem--that's ld. ...Read more

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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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How do you know if you have a learning disability?

How do you know if you have a learning disability?

School : Most people with a learning disability present in school with grades or achievement less than expected for their intellect. A learning disability is a neurological condition that interferes with a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information. From http://www.Ldanatl.Org/new_to_ld/defining.Asp. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a learning disability?

How to know if I have a learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue. ...Read more

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What to do if i might have dyslexia or some type of learning disability?

What to do if i might have dyslexia or some type of learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for a learning disability?

How do you get tested for a learning disability?

Battery of tests: There are a battery of tests that are used by professionals to determine learning style and ability. Psycho-educational, learning achievement, & social tests are standard in children. Most school systems offer these through a child study team assessment. Neurodevelopmental testing can precede or follow these tests depending on severity of the problem. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have a learning disability?

How do I find out if I have a learning disability?

Testing: See your doc. Evaluation by a neurodevelopmental physician, psychologist, or educational counselor will help determine the diagnosis. Usually, something shows up in school. ...Read more

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Learn somethig then forget a second later. Do I have a learning disability?

Learn somethig then forget a second later. Do I have a learning disability?

Hard to say: That little info does not give much to work on.You will always perform at your worst if you are fatigued (poor sleep habits),hungry, sick (acutely or chroniclly), or in a stressful situation.Those issues you can work on & often produce those events.If none apply to you,an educational psychologist can do some specific testing to map out your memory issues.I wouldn't start until I had a checkup 1st ...Read more

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What skills do I need to possess as a parent of a disabled child?

What skills do I need to possess as a parent of a disabled child?

Understanding: Most important you need to understand your child's disability and what life is like for your child. You also have to become expert in getting the services your child may need. Books like temple grandon's different, not less can be very helpful to understanding not only the limitations but also the positive potential of your child with a disability. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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If I suspect that I have a learning disability or even an intellectual disability, should I investigate this and go see a doctor?

If I suspect that I have a learning disability or even an intellectual disability, should I investigate this and go see a doctor?

Your doctor can : refer you to a psychologist or neuropsychologist to test your cognitive & adaptive abilities. Intellectual Disability & Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in reading, written expression &/or math are both neurodevelopmental disorders that impair function before 18. A 3-generation family history, your medical, developmental, academic history & current functioning will help the examiner. ...Read more

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What IQ does my child have to have in order to have a learning disability?

What IQ does my child have to have in order to have a learning disability?

Not defined by IQ: The concept of a learning disability implies a child has an IQ in a normal range but has a decreased ability to handle a specified learning process compaired to age equivalent kids. This can be weakness in reading, math, memory for sequences, etc.. Individualized test can detect strengths & weaknesses and are the starting point for deciding how to help them. Low IQ implies weakness in everything. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have a learning disability or mental problem that hasn't been diagnosed?

Have testing done: Educational psychologists have a variety of tests that screen for learning styles/disabilities as well as mental issues. Poor mental health can often impair ones ability to learn. It would be reasonable to seek clarification after you have a basic physical exam & tests to be sure no health issue is aggravating your problems. ...Read more

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If you constantly think you have add or a learning disorder will you inevitably develop one?

If you constantly think you have add or a learning disorder will you inevitably develop one?

No: Worrying abouit adhd or learning problems does not cause these problems to occur. However, constant worrying can lead to anxiety, which can cause decreased concentration and trouble completing tasks. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child has learning disabilites?

How do you know if your child has  learning disabilites?

Learning Disability: Have your child evaluated either in school by a school psychologist or privately by a licensed psychologist. An individual psychological evaluation with a strong educational component can help determine if your child has a learning disability. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a learning disability?

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How can I tell if I have a learning disability?

Do a LD evaluation: A clinical psychologist (or school psychologist if you are a student attending school) will give you an IQ test and an achievement test to see if there is a big discrepancy between the results of the two tests. ...Read more

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Can a child get SSI if they have aspergers?

Can a child get SSI if they have aspergers?

Apergers: Speak to a board certified child psychiatrist and be sure you are also under the care of a psychologist who knows aspergers. If you are referring to an ssri, the answer is some aspies respond well but others do not. Spectrum kids tend to be awash in utero. Seek md advice first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Do I have a learning disability? I'm an adult now, so would it matter anyway?

Do I have a learning disability? I'm an adult now, so would it matter anyway?

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 more

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What do you think about food allergies as a disability needing accommodations?

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What do you think about food allergies as a disability needing accommodations?

Not a disability: Since you are able to control what you eat a food allergy doesn't need any accommodation. Are there other issues that need to be considered? ...Read more

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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


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