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I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

Try Learning Rx: This is not in my area of expertise, but I am aware of a unique company called learning rx that has been very successful in helping identify areas of learning weakness and using exercises / training to improve these weaknesses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of dyslexia not associated with language or math?

Are there symptoms of dyslexia not associated with language or math?

Reading: There are several types of dyslexia, but what they have in common is the difficulty in reading comprehension. With proper instruction, this can be overcome. ...Read more

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My 12year old son is a good student.Pays attention in class likes math and science but gets scared anxious during test gives wrong answers can u help?

My 12year old son is a good student.Pays attention in class likes math and science but gets scared anxious during test gives wrong answers can u help?

See below: You might want to talk to a counselor who specializes treating anxiety in children, especially test-anxiety and teach your son stress-management techniques that will be age-appropriate for him. Good luck! ...Read more

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My memory is very poor. I cannot remember new names, any math above basic multiplication, and my handwriting is illegible. What could cause this?

My memory is very poor.  I cannot remember new names, any math above basic multiplication, and my handwriting is illegible.  What could cause this?

More information..: We would need to know what has happened in prior years. Is this something new or this has been ongoing? Is this getting worse? You would need to see your doctor( preferably a Neurologist) first and find out what could be a physical cause for this. If everything is fine you might need a psychological evaluation for any learning disabilities you might be presenting. ...Read more

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How do fertility treatments help get rid of disease and disability and is this eugenics?

How do fertility treatments help get rid of disease and disability and is this eugenics?

PGD 4 some diseases: In vitro fertilization can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis where we test embryos for a genetic disorder before replacing disease-free embryos or carriers back into the mother's uterus. This can be done for any known single-gene disease like cystic fibrosis. Most diseases involve multiple genes, like diabetes. So a very limited form of eugenics for individual families at risk. ...Read 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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I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

Try Learning Rx: This is not in my area of expertise, but I am aware of a unique company called learning rx that has been very successful in helping identify areas of learning weakness and using exercises / training to improve these weaknesses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do I have a learning disability f I can't do math as well at 60?

Do I have a learning disability f I can't do math as well at 60?

Unlikely: Most mental functions diminish to some extent as we age. The first to go seems to be the remembrance of names and faces. Anyway, most slow down a little in mathematical ability, less so if math is an important part of their life. Exercise, even mental exercise, usually responds to frequent use. If you did not have a "learning disability" at a younger age, you probably dont have this now. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has tested positive for add, but he does well in math, but poorly in language arts, could he have a learning disabilities?

My 9 yr old son has tested positive for add, but he does well in math, but poorly in language arts,  could he have a learning disabilities?

Yes: The learning disabilities occur at a frequency of about 40% with add or adhd kids. Evaluation by a masters or phd level psychologist using individual tests is the standard for defining learning strengths & weaknesses. Sometimes the schools will sponsor this or it can be done privately. ...Read more

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