Some experts think nearly everyone experiences some kind of learning problems.
Many are temporary. Most can be helped by parents and schools working together. Here are some signals that your child may have a learning problem:
• Overall disorganization. All kids are disorganized, but some kids can’t seem to find anything.
• Careless errors. Children misspell words and mishear directions.
• A know-it-all facade. Homework is finished in little time.
• Under achievement. If an intelligent child has lots of trouble in an area, a learning disability may be the problem.
• Forgetfulness. Always forgetting homework may be a signal that your child can’t do it.
• Refusal to do schoolwork. Your child’s learning disability may be so severe that she refuses to try in school.
• Slow performance. If your child rarely completes his work, it could signal a learning problem.
If you notice some of these signs, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. Ask to have your child evaluated for learning disabilities. As with any problem, it’s better to fix it sooner than later.
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