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How is a learning disability diagnosed?

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Learning disabilities can be hard to diagnose, because there is no definitive list of symptoms that fits every child. Making matters worse, many children try to hide their problems. You may not notice anything more obvious than frequent complaints about homework or a child who doesn't want to go to school.

SOURCES: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "What are learning disabilities?" HelpGuide.org: "Learning Disabilities in Children," "Parenting Children With Learning Disabilities."Medline Plus: "Learning Disorders." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Learning Disabilities Information Page."National Center for Learning Disabilities: "Dyspraxia;" "Dyslexia;" "Dysgraphia;" "Dyscalculia;" "Auditory Processing Disorder;" "Problem Signs: Is It LD?;" "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?;" and "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?" Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Principles of IDEA” and “Childhood Depression." KidsHealth.Org: "Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 31, 2016

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SOURCES: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "What are learning disabilities?" HelpGuide.org: "Learning Disabilities in Children," "Parenting Children With Learning Disabilities."Medline Plus: "Learning Disorders." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Learning Disabilities Information Page."National Center for Learning Disabilities: "Dyspraxia;" "Dyslexia;" "Dysgraphia;" "Dyscalculia;" "Auditory Processing Disorder;" "Problem Signs: Is It LD?;" "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?;" and "Behaviors Linked With LD: Is My Child's Behavior a Sign of LD?" Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Principles of IDEA” and “Childhood Depression." KidsHealth.Org: "Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 31, 2016

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