Health Tip: Identifying a Learning Disability09/13/13
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of school-age children may notice
symptoms that could signal a learning disability. So what are
worried parents to do?
The National Center for Learning Disabilities mentions these
- Collect your observations as well as documents from school
regarding your child's academic progress.
- Talk to your child's teacher, and ask for his or her
- Ask your school about alternate methods of teaching and helping
- Prepare for a formal evaluation, which may include interviews
with the child, classroom observation, medical and school history
review, testing and collecting information from teachers.
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