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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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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Are learning disabilities genetic? How is it determined?

Are learning disabilities genetic? How is it determined?

They can be: There are a few genetic causes of learning disabilities such as Fragile X Syndrome. Often when a child is determined to have a learning disability, blood work might be done to determine if there is a genetic cause. ...Read more

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How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

How many families in the us have children with learning disabilities/developmental disabilities?

US Dept of Education: From dr. Mark batshaw's book, children with disabilities, the national center for education services in 2011 reported that over 6. 6 million students received special education sevices in 2007-08, of which 2.5 million were classified as having specific learning disabilities. And that's just school-aged children. ...Read more

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Looked down upon for a "mild "learning disability. What should I do?

Looked down upon for a "mild "learning disability. What should I do?

Strong point: Determine what you do well, and strengthen that. None of us is perfect. We all do some things well and others not so well. Try to, gain confidence by improving in areas of strength and interest. You may wish to consult a developmental physician or psychologist for help. ...Read more

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What will be the likely effect on children who have undiagnosed learning disabilities and get no special ed?

What will be the likely effect on children who have undiagnosed learning disabilities and get no special ed?

School problems: Children with undiagnosed ld typically flounder in regular classes, sometimes receiving such labels as "lazy" or "unmotivated." self-esteem can plummet, and investment in school often fades with time. Special education may not be needed, but recognition of the problem and helping the child to find ways around it is essential. ...Read more

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Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Why do so many african american children have learning disabilities?

Define disability: Today's aa child is more likely than others, to grow up in a single parent household, live in poverty and lack educational opportunities available to others. The family culture may place less value on education than other pursuits. I am not convinced these kids have more specific learning disabilities. They often need extra help and encouragement to reach their potential. ...Read more

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What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

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 more

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What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

What hope is there for children brought up by single parent with learning disabilities?

LOTS!: You can reach out to your pediatrician and school district for some resources! there are many programs and services out there to help! a social worker may also be very helpful in arranging these services. ...Read more

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Why do so many children get diagnosed with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?

Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we find we actually can do something about it- there are excellent meds, approaches, treatments now that can make a difference. So people seek care & drs diagnose in order to provide treatment. Plus, the definitions for these conditions have broadened. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

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


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Disabilities (Definition)

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