But there are certain things children with LD do that might give you a clue.
A big indicator is when a child does very well in some things, but just can’t cut it in some basic areas. For example, children with a learning disability might:
• Read everything he can get his hands on, but not manage well in simple social situations. Or they might act out to avoid having to read.
• Be very aware of—and love to talk about—current events, but be completely frustrated if she has to write about them.
• Do well in academic subjects like math, but not be able to ever follow directions (especially oral ones) or do something that requires physical coordination.
These are signs that a child’s brain isn’t processing or making sense of certain kinds of information. It doesn’t mean a child is dumb!
In fact, many children with learning disabilities use their intelligence to sidestep doing what’s hard for them.
But if you see such signs in your child, it does mean you need to talk with a teacher or another professional about your concerns.
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