Or he reads "god" when the word is "dog". If a child works hard but still has trouble learning, he may have a learning disability.
What's it like to have a learning disability? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests imagining a distorted television picture caused by 'technical problems' at the station.
There is nothing wrong with the TV camera at the station or the TV set in your home. Yet, the picture is not clear. Something in the internal workings of the TV station prevents it from presenting a good picture.
Learning disabled children usually can see and hear just fine. The problem occurs in the brain after the eyes and ears have done their job, AAP says.
There is no cure for a learning disability. But there are ways to help learning disabled children cope. Many famous people have learning disabilities. Olympic Gold Medal diver Greg Louganis, for example, has dyslexia, a reading disorder.
If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, talk to your child's teacher. Testing can identify learning disabilities. Then you and the school can work with your child to find the ways that she learns best.
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