Q&A: Learning Disabilities - FamilyEducation

Q&A: Learning Disabilities

by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Find out the answers to other parents' questions about LD.

Find out the answers to other parents' questions about LD.

1. How can you say a child has a learning disability when he just may be a late bloomer?
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2. How can you tell after only two months in kindergarten that a child has a learning disability?
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3. How can I make sure my son is properly diagnosed by the school specialist for a learning disability?
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4. My friend's kindergartner doesn't recognize letters. Yet her tests haven't indicated a learning disability. We need more information.
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5. My first-grader is having problems in school. Is he LD or AD/HD?
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6. My first-grader is the youngest in her class and is just at the beginning stages of reading. Should I ask for her to be tested for learning disabilities?
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7. Where can I take my eight-year-old daughter to be tested for learning disabilities?
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8. My third-grade son is having trouble with math, language concepts, and following directions. I have asked the teacher for some accommodations and testing for learning disabilities. She keeps putting me off. What can I do?
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9. Do you think that any of the medication I was taking during pregnancy would have caused my nine-year-old son's learning difficulties? How can we help him?
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10. My son is 17. All of his school years have been a constant struggle and he is currently failing several subjects. What can I do to help?
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