How Do I Know My Child Has a Learning Disability?
Kids with a learning problem might answer “yes” to many of these questions:
- Do you struggle in school?
- Do you think you should be doing better than you are in school?
- Is reading harder for you than it should be?
- Does your head think one thing but your hand writes something else?
- Is writing slow and really hard for you?
- Do you make spelling and other errors when you write?
- Are you having trouble with math?
- Is it hard for you to keep your notebooks and papers organized? Do you end up losing or forgetting them?
But even if you say “yes” to some of these questions, you won’t know for sure that there’s a problem until you visit a school psychologist or a learning specialist. They can give you some tests to spot any learning problems you might have. They’ll also be able to identify what your strengths are — in other words, what you’re good at! Once a psychologist or learning specialist figures out what your learning problem is, you both can start working on solutions.
But for this special help to really work, you’ll need to practice the new skills you’re learning. It may take a lot of effort every day. That can be a challenge, but you can do it. Soon, you’ll enjoy the results of all your hard work: more fun and success at school!
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Oliver & Kim