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Learning Disabilities in Children

How would a person distinguish between the characteristics of a primary-grade child with a learning disability versus a child who was simply exhibiting immature characteristics?

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1. How would a person distinguish between the characteristics of a primary-grade child with a learning disability versus a child who was simply exhibiting immature characteristics?

A person needs to learn to recognize some of the characteristics associated with earning disabilities in children to make an accurate assessment. However, pyscho-educational testing is necessary to diagnose a learning disability.

For example, some of the common characteristics of Learning Disabilities are:

1. Poor academic achievement.

Children with LD often have difficulty in one or several subject areas. Their performance is often uneven; for example, they excel in math, but struggle with writing. A child may show poor reading comprehension or see letters reversed or transposed in written text (sometimes referred to as dyslexia). Sometimes a child may show math achievement well below her or his grade level. Sometimes a child is delayed in one or several areas, and at grade ...

Solution Summary

This solution examines the characteristics associated with having a learning disability, which helps to differentiate between the behaviors of a child who is simply exhibiting immature characteristics.

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