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Identifying Learning Disabilities

Understanding why a child is having difficulties is the first step to finding help that will make a difference to him or her. See the articles below for information about the academic, cognitive, physical, and behavioral symptoms of learning disabilities.

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Working with Families

Evaluation: What Does it Mean for Your Child

This PACER Center fact sheet informs parents about evaluation, a process to help determine whether a child has a disability and what the child’s educational needs might be.

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About LD

LD Basics

When children have learning problems, their parents are usually the first to notice that something is just not right. Teachers often notice a child having trouble in their class. And when they notice, they want reliable information so they can help their students.

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ADHD Basics

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention.

Related books

Learning Disabilities, Second Edition: From Identification to Intervention

Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention

Jack Fletcher, G. Reid Lyon, Marcia Barnes, Lynn S. Fuchs
Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies

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