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How is a learning disability person and a mental health different?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Separate things

Of course, a person can have a problem in both functions that can make either worse.
Ld issues make learning things harder without additional support - but, especially if helped, one may not have any mood, relationship or adjustment troubles. They may have no distorted thoughts. Likewise, those with such problems may have no trouble learning anything - they may be 1st in class. Hope this helps.

In brief: Separate things

Of course, a person can have a problem in both functions that can make either worse.
Ld issues make learning things harder without additional support - but, especially if helped, one may not have any mood, relationship or adjustment troubles. They may have no distorted thoughts. Likewise, those with such problems may have no trouble learning anything - they may be 1st in class. Hope this helps.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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