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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
How would i be able to tell if I have a learning disability or mental problem that hasn't been diagnosed?
Have testing done: Educational psychologists have a variety of tests that screen for learning styles/disabilities as well as mental issues. Poor mental health can often impair ones ability to learn. It would be reasonable to seek clarification after you have a basic physical exam & tests to be sure no health issue is aggravating your problems. ...Read more
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