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Can learning disabilities get worse as a person ages?

Learning disabilities can present new challenges as your life changes, especially if you are adjusting to a new set of demands like a job change or parenthood. These transitions can cause stress and increase a sense of struggling.

Perhaps some changes need to be made to help you cope with daily challenges. It might also be a good idea to check with a doctor to see if there is some underlying physical reason a disability seems to have worsened. One of the organizations listed below might be able to assist you in finding more information on LD and aging.

You may also want to visit the forums on LD OnLine to discuss this concern with people who may be wondering about the same issue.

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