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How does an adult get diagnosed?


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Joined: May 26, 2011
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Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:31:08 AM
Subject: How does an adult get diagnosed?

Hey am new here been serching the internet for an hour can't find anything about how to get dianosed as an adult with LD any 1 know where to start?

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dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Posted:May 27, 2011 12:25:45 AM

Many universities with Speech, Language, and Hearing Departments offer low cost testing services. perhaps you could start there? Best wishes.

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Cheri
Joined Sep 20, 2011
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Posted:Oct 17, 2011 8:42:08 PM

I also wondering where we can get re-tested for no expense?

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Cheri
Joined Sep 20, 2011
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Posted:Jan 02, 2012 3:39:44 PM

I got my answer..about getting tested at no expense for adults. You can go to your states Vocational Rehab and they will schedule you an apt to get tested. I just did and I am waiting for my results.

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dhfl143
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Posted:Jan 08, 2012 7:48:15 PM

Thanks Cheri for posting and the update. It is great to learn that adults can go to vocational rehab to get tested. I wonder if that is the case in all states or just some. It is good information to be able to share as a possible resource for adults wanting to get tested.

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adultswithld
Joined Jun 30, 2007
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Posted:Mar 13, 2012 8:36:25 PM
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Marycv
Joined Jan 23, 2013
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Posted:Feb 03, 2013 12:07:58 AM

Have you checked out your area for psychologists to test people for LD? You could go through universities, they usually do it for cheaper price.

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RosieNoah
Joined Apr 29, 2013
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Posted:Apr 29, 2013 10:17:48 PM

I was tested by a psychologist because my doctor thought I might have ADD. My IQ results showed a super high verbal level IQ and a completely average math IQ. The disparity along with some of my symptoms--anxiety, depression, trouble with social situations--resulted in my diagnosis.

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David M
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Posted:Aug 14, 2013 7:36:47 AM

I am glad to hear you were successful with the State Vocational Rehabilitation.

I had already been diagnosed by my state VR for ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, and depression. I tried to get my VR to test me for the ACD but was denied, so I went to a recognized hearing & balance center for testing. I learned later unfortunately, that this facility did not take into consideration the previous diagnosis I had just gotten, or the fact that I was an adult so all of their diagnostic testing was calibrated more towards a child, not an adult. Needless to say, the results for ACD was negative.

In my instance, I should have known to ask more questions before agreeing for the test.

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