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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?
Yes. Specific Learn-: ing Disorders in reading, written expression & math occur only in school-age children who have average to above-average IQ's, smart enough to know they're struggling more than their peers. SLD's impact development of sense of self. Kids' signs of depression are the same as adults', + irritability. Any kid would rather be seen as "bad" than "stupid". Demystification is vital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Educational testing: Your child's school should be able to perform educational testing for your child to assess for any learning disabilities. Additionally, you and his teachers can fill out Vanderbilt forms to assess ADHD & ODD. Comparing the scores at school with those from home will give a better idea of how to approach behavioral concerns as well. You can download these online & take them to your Dr. afterward. ...Read more
A lot : A learning disability implys that a person has a specific disability in acquiring the skills in a specific area consistent with their average overall performance. Reading & math are examples. Although this may lead to some stress, it is not a mental health issue. Mh issues imply that a person has difficulty with issues such as depression or psychosis. They have skills to be fine in learning. ...Read more
Many aspects: Having a mental health problem implies needing treatment for that problem. Also, depending on its severity it may impact ability to learn. Examples would be severe depression. Mania, drug abuse. And psychosis. There are also learning disabilities that are not connected to these major mental health problems, but still need help in the form of special teaching methods ; tools for the individual. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Smoking marijuana decreases focus and concentration, and effects short term memory. This means that it might be more difficult to understand what you are studying; and even if you do understand it, it might be harder for you to remember what you have learned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies : Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems can occur in babies delivered before 38 weeks (for example if the cardiac prob caused labor) or subjected to major health problems in the first month of life. If the heart problem causes decreased blood oxygen, then the developing brain can suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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