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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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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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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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How can I tell if I have a learning disability?

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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Is it possible that I have a learning disability?

Is it possible that I have a learning disability?

Depends on problems: To know whether a person has a learning disability, it is necessary to know what difficulty they are experiencing. Speak to your doctor about a referral to a neuropsychologist for testing or to an educational specialist. ...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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I feel like I have a learning disability? Why would it show up at 55?

I feel like I have a learning disability? Why would it show up at 55?

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 more

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I feel like I have a learning disability at 50. Harder to learn fast.?

I feel like I have a learning disability at 50. Harder to learn fast.?

Yes: You need to define what your issue is as specifically as you can then you can modify your learning process to account for that issue or issues. Dont over look basics such as properly corrected eye sight. ...Read more

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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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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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Why don't I learn as fast as other people? Could I have a learning disability?

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 more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

Learning disabilities are clinical findings in which a person has difficulty learning new information or skills, often due to problems ...Read more


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Disabilities (Definition)

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