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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Failure to retain new learning can occur at any age if any of many causes are present. These include drug effects (either prescribed or "recreational"), sleep deprivationj alcohol abuse, depression, head injury, sleep disorders, congestive heart failure, insufficient blood oxygen and neurodegenerative disorders (such as alzheimer's or frontotemporal dementia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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