LEARNING DISABILITIES

GETTING DIAGNOSIS:

AFTER DIAGNOSIS:

Recognize the signs:

Preschool Age

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A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation.  

Problems pronouncing words

 

Trouble finding the right word

 

Difficulty rhyming

 

Trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week

 

Difficulty following directions or learning routines

 

Difficulty controlling crayons, pencils, and scissors, or coloring within the lines

 

Trouble with buttons, zippers, snaps, learning to tie shoes

Problems pronouncing words

 

Trouble finding the right word

 

Difficulty rhyming

 

Trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week

 

Difficulty following directions or learning routines

 

Difficulty controlling crayons, pencils, and scissors, or coloring within the lines

 

Trouble with buttons, zippers, snaps, learning to tie shoes

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math. 

Age 5-9

Age 5-9

Trouble learning the connection between letters and sounds

 

Unable to blend sounds to make words

 

Confuses basic words when reading

 

Slow to learn new skills

 

Consistently misspells words and makes frequent errors

 

Trouble learning basic math concepts

 

Difficulty telling time and remembering sequences

Trouble learning the connection between letters and sounds

 

Unable to blend sounds to make words

 

Confuses basic words when reading

 

Slow to learn new skills

 

Consistently misspells words and makes frequent errors

 

Trouble learning basic math concepts

 

Difficulty telling time and remembering sequences

Age 10-13

Difficulty with reading comprehension or math skills

 

Trouble with open-ended test questions and word problems

 

Dislikes reading and writing; avoids reading aloud

 

Poor handwriting

 

Poor organizational skills (bedroom, homework, desk is messy and disorganized)

 

Trouble following classroom discussions and expressing thoughts aloud

 

Spells the same word differently in a single document

**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.

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