Many children have difficulty with reading, writing, or other learning-related tasks at some point, but this does not mean they have learning disabilities. A child with a learning disability often has several related signs, and these persist over time. The signs of learning disabilities vary from person to person. Common signs that a person may have learning disabilities include the following:
Learning disabilities are often identified when a child begins to attend school. Educators may use a process called "response to intervention" (RTI) to help identify children with learning disabilities. Specialized testing is required to make a clear diagnosis, however.
It is not uncommon for parents, teachers, and medical professionals to describe a child as shy. Shyness is a common trait seen in many young children and is not a cause for concern. Teachers usually refer to shy children as being introverted and cautious. They don’t jump at the chance to speak in front of their class but will do so when necessary. Shy children don’t have a broad group of friends, but they are content in smaller groups of children with similar interests. Parents report that their
Has your child recently been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) or other developmental challenges? Has therapy such as counseling, reading instruction, occupational therapy, or speech therapy been recommended?
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