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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 ?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: He needs to be evalu

He should be seen by a specialist in developmental pediatrics he should have been on early intervention programme and by now should have been evaluated if he lives in usa if in usa the parents should discuss with the school system to have him evaluated by the child study team and follow thwir recommendations as to place him in special education and/or medication if needed so go for it.

In brief: He needs to be evalu

He should be seen by a specialist in developmental pediatrics he should have been on early intervention programme and by now should have been evaluated if he lives in usa if in usa the parents should discuss with the school system to have him evaluated by the child study team and follow thwir recommendations as to place him in special education and/or medication if needed so go for it.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be attention

Unfortunately, many babies whose mother's used crack during the pregnancy experience learnig problems and disorders of attention.
He should have an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. they are more likely to pick up subtle abnormalities that can lead to special interventions than school psychologists . If attention is a problem, treatment may help a lot.

In brief: May be attention

Unfortunately, many babies whose mother's used crack during the pregnancy experience learnig problems and disorders of attention.
He should have an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. they are more likely to pick up subtle abnormalities that can lead to special interventions than school psychologists . If attention is a problem, treatment may help a lot.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: LD is like that

Most kids with ld are great at video games.
They're called "learning disabled" because they don't learn under traditional methods of education. This doesn't mean they don't "learn." ld folks learn in a unique personal fashion, according to their brain function. Also, they learn at a different pace. Their education should be modeled according their unique learning style and tempo.

In brief: LD is like that

Most kids with ld are great at video games.
They're called "learning disabled" because they don't learn under traditional methods of education. This doesn't mean they don't "learn." ld folks learn in a unique personal fashion, according to their brain function. Also, they learn at a different pace. Their education should be modeled according their unique learning style and tempo.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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