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Doctor insights on: Risk Of Infant Learning Disability

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Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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


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Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Not exactly: A ct is by definition 'radiation', since it is a series of xrays computer reconstructed as sliced pictures of body tissues. It doesn't cause radiation but exposes the person to radiation. Modern ones may expose one to an amount similar to a transcontinental flight over the usa. Repeat exposure is a current topic of concern, but no specific learning disorder has been identified as connected to this. ...Read more

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Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs.It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more

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Could the smushy spot on my baby's head cause him to have a learning disability?

Could the smushy spot on my baby's head cause him to have a learning disability?

No: There is sometimes a squishy area on a baby's scalp following birth which is due to a small blood collection under the covering of the bone (called the periosteum). This will calcify and become part of the skull. It does not lead to learning disabilities. ...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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Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more

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Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby  he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Two different skills: Learning to operate a video is much easier than school work. A video may be very automatic and robot like. Or if not, it still gives instant gratification. School work demands multiple intelligences at the same time and requires pateince and delayed gratification. See a child development specialist: a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a team at a children's hospital. ...Read more

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How can one unblock a learning disability?

How can one unblock a learning disability?

Work around it: You cannot unblock a learing disabilty but you can know it exists and learn new ways to work around it or ways to take extra time to solve the problems. Students with ld diagnosed and tested by psychologists can get extra time on tests in school and posiibly even college. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a learning disability?

How can I tell if I have a learning disability?

Do a LD evaluation: A clinical psychologist (or school psychologist if you are a student attending school) will give you an IQ test and an achievement test to see if there is a big discrepancy between the results of the two tests. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a learning disability?

How do you know if you have a learning disability?

School : Most people with a learning disability present in school with grades or achievement less than expected for their intellect. A learning disability is a neurological condition that interferes with a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information. From http://www.Ldanatl.Org/new_to_ld/defining.Asp. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

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