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Q&A: Learning Disabilities

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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