Learning differences (LD) encompass a variety of disorders that have a negative affect on a student’s ability to learn. If you suspect your child has a learning difference, you should seek advice from a psychologist. A psychological educational assessment can determine if your child has a learning difference.
Below are some signs your child may have a learning difference. Some children may have one or two signs but more often they experience a combination of the following difficulties.
-difficulty following directions
-difficulty learning to talk
-difficulty pronouncing words correctly (bisgetti for spaghetti, wat for rat)
-difficulty expressing ideas verbally
-difficulty remembering names, lists or symbols (b for d)
Grade school signs:
-unable to finish class work on time
-untidy printing and/or poor pencil grip
-struggles daily with homework
-difficulty with concepts such as; over, under, before, left, right, before & after, etc.
-poor concept of time & organization – constantly misplaces and/or loses track of things
-inability to stick with a task
-difficulty interpreting nonverbal clues, such as body language and facial expressions
-calls him/herself stupid, dumb, and has a low self esteem as a learner
-is often feeling ill and/or has head or stomach aches on school days
If your child experiences three or more of these symptoms, chances are they may have a learning difference.
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