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Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Psychoeducational

Testing can diagnose learning disabilities.
Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money.

In brief: Psychoeducational

Testing can diagnose learning disabilities.
Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go Comprehensive

Consider having a pediatric clinical neuropsychologist 2do a comprehensive assessment of individual's a) current levels of functioning in realms of perception, problem solving, language, memory, etc; (b) behavioral, social-emotional functioning; & (c) academic skills.
The assessment will help identify specific problems interfering w/learning & provide remedial strategies &/or problem work-arounds.

In brief: Go Comprehensive

Consider having a pediatric clinical neuropsychologist 2do a comprehensive assessment of individual's a) current levels of functioning in realms of perception, problem solving, language, memory, etc; (b) behavioral, social-emotional functioning; & (c) academic skills.
The assessment will help identify specific problems interfering w/learning & provide remedial strategies &/or problem work-arounds.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Psychological testin

Ld is properly diagnosed using psychological testing which can point to the specific problem and suggest appropriate treatment.

In brief: Psychological testin

Ld is properly diagnosed using psychological testing which can point to the specific problem and suggest appropriate treatment.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: A Specific Learning

Disability = "an unexpected problem in learning in a child with an average to above-average iq" of 90 or >, defined by standardized tests of verbal, non-verbal & full-scale iq + achievement in reading decoding & comprehension, math calculations & applications & written expression, test of memory, auditory & visual processing, & executive functions & other brain functions help elucidate the causes.

In brief: A Specific Learning

Disability = "an unexpected problem in learning in a child with an average to above-average iq" of 90 or >, defined by standardized tests of verbal, non-verbal & full-scale iq + achievement in reading decoding & comprehension, math calculations & applications & written expression, test of memory, auditory & visual processing, & executive functions & other brain functions help elucidate the causes.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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