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What can you do as a parent to take care of your child with a learning disability?

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The best thing you can do as a parent is to love and support your child. Also:

1. Get all the facts about your child's learning disability and how it affects the learning process.

2. Work with your child's school to develop an IEP (individualized education plan).

3. Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep at night, eats a balanced diet, and gets plenty of exercise.

4. Watch out for symptoms of depression, such as moodiness, changes in sleep or appetite, or loss of interest in usual activities.

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 20, 2018

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 20, 2018

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