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How To Get Tested For A Learning Disability As Adult
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a learning disability he has no mental illness just slow at school studies do I need to get him tested for anything?
LD: Psychoeducational testing by the school psychologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
What if the learning disability has no title? How can you treat for something that is unknown? How do you find a way to get known disability diagnosis
Why do you need one?: The labeling of learning issues is primarily a requirement of schools or tutoring centers to assure that the kid qualifies for the extra attention they may need to progress. The primary thrust of teaching those with learning issues is to identify what their strengths are and teach to those strengths.By avoiding a students weak areas, you decrease the frustration of learning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I feel like I have a learning disability, because other people read what I read, but they get a different story from it?
Hard to say: Learning disabilities typically refer to specific tasks such as reading or doing arithmetic that are hard because the brain processes information in inconsistent ways--letter or word reversals, for example. What you are describing is a much higher level of processing. "different" doesn't necessarily mean "wrong." if it's really a concern, see a psychologist for testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's talk: The type, severity, & pervasiveness of the ld will determine its treatment. Obviously, the ld needs to be described & appropriate interventions made. Yes, it's possible to overcome a long standing ld if the patient has the desire and fortitude to try. Many appropriate accommodations occur in ld patients, some of which they are entirely unaware of. Seek help from developmental doc & therapists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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