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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Learning Disabilities in Children

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: November 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is a learning disability?

What are the different kinds?
There are different kinds of learning disabilities. A child may have more than one. There are 3 main types:

Academic

Speech and Language

Attention

What causes a learning disability?

Who can get a learning disability?

What are some signs of a learning disability?

Do children with learning disabilities have other problems?

What can I do to help my child?

Who can help my child?

How are learning disabilities treated?

How long does a learning disability last?

Quick Answers

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