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Dr. Carla Enriquez
94 doctors shared insights

Learning Disability (Overview)

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


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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)

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


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It took me so long to memorise things in school , does this mean i ve learning disability or learning difficulty?

It took me so long to memorise things in school , does this mean i ve learning disability or learning difficulty?

Learning problem: You might want to make an appointment with a psycologist. He could administer tests to see if you have a learning disability asopposed to a kearning difficulty. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Tip)

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder

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

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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
1 Hrs, Weekly for 10 Years
Join Spec ED Parents Organization
Monthly
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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

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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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Tip)

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder

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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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Tip)

Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder

You have to be your child's advocate when it comes to getting special help in school. ...See more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
241 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Carol Van der Harst
626 doctors shared insights

Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more