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Learning Disabilities


Learning disabilities create challenges for both you and your child–but they are not insurmountable. These articles can help you better understand your child's needs and support you in helping him or her succeed in school and in life.

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Learning disabilities affect how a child understands, processes, and responds to new information. Not only do they interfere with school and learning, but they can also contribute to emotional problems. However, having a learning disability doesn't mean that your child can't do well in life.

In order to help your child, it's important to understand the signs and symptoms of a learning disability, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, and promote self-confidence. Learning disabilities may also be accompanied by other disorders including ADD/ADHD, so it's very important to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis.

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Additionally, it takes energy and focus to face major life challenges. You and your child can gain strength through regular exercise, a healthy diet, and activities that reduce stress.