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Herbal Treatment For Learning Disability
Could a person with learning disabilities be able to regain nor brain function after some sort of special treatment?
Possible: Depends on the cause, the motivation of the person to improve, and specialists involved in treatment. These specialists are speech/language therapists, educational therapists, and neuro developmental specialists. ...Read more
What are the chances cranial radiation therapy (8 days medium-high dosage) could cause permanent mental damage and learning disabilities?
Does hyperthyroidism despite medication treatment have significant amount of memory problems and would u consider it a learning disability ?
No : If learning problems have a disease at their base, then it's not considered a learning disability. Nevertheless, hyperthyroidism can effect brain function and learning. Be sure to get it treated. Once euthyroid, if learning issues persist, see a learning specialist or neurodevelopmental doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Most mental functions diminish to some extent as we age. The first to go seems to be the remembrance of names and faces. Anyway, most slow down a little in mathematical ability, less so if math is an important part of their life. Exercise, even mental exercise, usually responds to frequent use. If you did not have a "learning disability" at a younger age, you probably dont have this now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you just take more time to learn stuff in general, that can just be the speed you learn. To have a LD means you don't learn stuff of one type or modality as well as you do others. If you do math and other stuff relatively well, but have a hard time reading and remembering what it was about, you may have a weakness or LD in reading.Educational psychologists do testing to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: But they can theoretically coexist.Get a more detailed answer ›
30% have LD: Of the children with ADHD, approximately 30% will ultimately develop symptoms of a learning disability separate from the difficulty focusing and paying attention. In many cases the learning disability may not be apparent until the children reach 3rd or 4th grade. Many children may be inattentive but not have ADHD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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