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How Can I Get My Child Tested For A Learning Disability
My child CMV when born, how would she be tested to see if the CMV had affect on her learning disability. She is 8yrs and she is at a level of a 2yrs?
If she had symptoms: (was ill) & had a positive urine culture for CMV the 1st wk. Of life, there's a 90-95% chance that congenital CMV caused her intellectual disability (i.D.). If she wasn't ill, but had a + urine for CMV the 1st wk., the chance is 10-20%. At 8 yrs., a small head + calcifications/other brain abnormalities on a ct scan & hearing/vision impairments implicate congenital CMV as the cause of her i.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a child from intelligent educated parents have learning disabilities or do they get diagnosed with aspergers?
Either: A child from any family back ground could have either. ...Read more
Depends on issue: A learning disability implies a child with at least average intelligence shows a lack of ability in a specific area compaired to other kids their age. A reading disability will become evident when other kids can & they struggle. The same with math, remembering sequences of items, etc. Kids brains mature over time & new skills come in at variable rates, some have simple delays, others real problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Almost any age: You must continue to observe your child's language development over time. A 4 month old should be babbling with multiple vowel sounds and occasional consanants. By 8-9 months, your child should use initial consanants with repetitive syllables. By 10 months, he should truncate to short words. By 12 months, expect 2-3 words, and by 15 months 5-10. The evolution is continuous, and you can follow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consult child's Dr: First with child's pediatrician or family practitioner who will conduct preliminary evaluation and advise need to consult with a learning disability expert. Most primary care drs. Will have an expert referral, and if not , all children's hospitals should have such experts. ...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
I need to know when both parents have a learning disability, what are the odds that their child may, too?
Significant: Learning disabilities often run in families. They should not be confused with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. Because learning disabilities cannot be seen, they often go undetected. Recognizing a learning disability is even more difficult because the severity and characteristics vary. ...Read more
I have epilepsy but my partner does not.My Seizures causes a learning disability.is there a chance that my child will have a learning a disability too?
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