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Can procrastinating be considered a learning disability?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Procrastinating is a behavior. It may be a personality trait, but it is not a builty-in problem with the way the brain processes informatoin, which is the definition of an ld.
Procrastination certainly may be one way individuals react to ld--we tend to put off that which we know is going to be difficult.

In brief: No

Procrastinating is a behavior. It may be a personality trait, but it is not a builty-in problem with the way the brain processes informatoin, which is the definition of an ld.
Procrastination certainly may be one way individuals react to ld--we tend to put off that which we know is going to be difficult.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Since procrastination is not an indication of a weakness in an academic skill, it is not considered a learning disabiity.
it is a potential cause of poor school performance and vocational performance and therefore should be addressed through training.

In brief: No

Since procrastination is not an indication of a weakness in an academic skill, it is not considered a learning disabiity.
it is a potential cause of poor school performance and vocational performance and therefore should be addressed through training.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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