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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Overview)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will address their learning weaknesses.


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What causes learning disabilities?

What causes learning disabilities?

LD: Ld such as dyslexia, is linked to certain genes that control how the brain developed. It is inherited. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
94 doctors shared insights

Learning Disability (Overview)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will address their learning weaknesses.


Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Learning disability (Tip)

Set aside a time period to help your child with his learning disability. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
Once
Make sure evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
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Are medications necessary to treat learning disabilities?

Are medications necessary to treat learning disabilities?

Depends on issues: Learning disabilities are seen in some kids with add or adhd (30-40%) & in that context medications for the add may ease tthe work for the ld. The ld itself is more of a faulty wiring issue where the brain has perticular trouble in a specific area like math. There are no ld pills, herbs etc that i know of. Most therapy works at using multiple modalities to bypass any weak areas to gain skills. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Learning disability (Tip)

Help your child understand that they have a learning difference and that they are intelligent. ...See more

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Are learning disabilities treated by psychiatrists?

Are learning disabilities treated by psychiatrists?

Usually not: Learning disabilities are defined as " unexpected difficulty learning in a child with an average to above-average iq."most are language-based, like dyslexia is in 90% of cases. Medications do not treat learning disabilities directly; if there is adhd associated ( in about 30%), medications can help at the junction of attention and memory. Educational supports are helpful, but not curative. ...Read more

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If a baby never crawls, does that mean he will have a learning disability later?

If a baby never crawls, does that mean he will have a learning disability later?

No: Many babies never crawl and go straight to walking. There is no evidence that babies who skip crawling will have motor or developmental delays. What is most important is that babies exhibit some form of movement between 7-10 months old. This could be rolling, scooting, creeping, or crawling. Setting aside tummy time everyday will help your baby strengthen those muscles so he can get moving! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Learning disability (Tip)

My child's having difficulty at school, and i don't know what to do. ...See more

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How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

How can you prevent poor social skills in someone with learning disabilities?

Find a counselor : Who works on teaching social skills, or find a social skills group therapy group. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Learning disability (Tip)

Do not scold a child when it is not their fault for not understanding. ...See more

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How can I get my child tested for a learning disability?

How can I get my child tested for a learning disability?

Many Sources: See your pediatrician for guidance. Most schools have testing avaiable if needed.A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Learning disability (Tip)

Learn about the federal laws that require your child's school to provide services he or she needs. ...See more

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What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

Depends: There are many specific types of learning disabilities, some of which such as dyslexia are known to have a genetic component. ...Read more

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What is a nonverbal learning disability?

Rt. hemisphere weak: Non verbal learning disability refers to weakness of skills mediated by right hemisphere of the brain. These include organization and executive function skills. People with NVLD are more dependent on left hemisphere skillls, which are language based, tend to be literal in their use of language, tend to be rigid thinkers. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Learning disability (Tip)

It doesn't help for you to do your child's homework--teacher needs to see what they can do, not you. ...See more

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What defines a learning disability as one?

Testing: Learning disabilities are formally diagnosed by psycheducational testing where someone with normal cognitive functioning scores > 15 points below their iq score in a particular subject. However, the term is used non-officially for someone having trouble learning a particular subject despite normal learning skills and reasonable effort. Some schools even use it for students who have general learnin. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

as ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. ...Read more


Learning Difficulties (Definition)

A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more