Learning disorders affect how a person
understands, remembers and responds to new information. People with
learning disorders may have problems:
- Listening or paying attention
- Reading or writing
- Doing math
Although learning disorders occur in
very young children, they are usually not recognized until the
child reaches school age. About one-third of children who have
learning disabilities also have ADHD, which makes it hard to
Evaluation and testing by a trained professional can help
identify a learning disorder. The next
step is special education, which involves helping your child in the
areas where he or she needs the most help. Sometimes tutors or
speech or language therapists also work with the children.
Learning disorders do not go away, but
strategies to work around them can make them less of a problem.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
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