How to Recognize a Learning Disability | Child Psychology


Sometimes learning disabilities in children
is not so obvious. We have to also remember that even the brightest
children sometimes have some learning difficulties. So if it’s not obvious, here’s some of the
things to look for if you suspect your child might have some struggle with aspects of learning. First of all, sometimes children can read,
but they have trouble with decoding. Sometimes your child reads beautifully, but
they have difficulty with comprehension and understanding the main idea or concepts that
they’re reading. Or, we can consider math, where a child who
can solve even the most complex math problems, but they work very slowly, and sometimes they
may miscalculate or make careless errors. There are other types of learning disabilities
other than reading and math. For instance, disorders of written expression. Sometimes children have a disconnect between
their ability to share their creative ideas verbally and get them down on paper. If you see any discrepancies in your child’s
potential and their performance and some subtle difficulties in the areas of reading, math
or writing, please contact your teacher. And sit down and have a meeting and openly
discuss your concerns. If it is determined that there are some discrepancies
in your child’s performance and their potential, contact your child’s school psychologist or
guidance counselor, and let them guide you through the necessary steps to have your child
evaluated or tested. It’s only through the proper evaluation and
thorough and comprehension assessment of your child’s abilities can we determine if your
child has a learning disability. These are just a few of the steps to take
to determine if your child has a learning disability.

36 thoughts on “How to Recognize a Learning Disability | Child Psychology”

  1. im aparently ld and im in ap classes get straight a's and am somehow still a dumbass. thanks howcast for crushing my dreams

  2. its not that bad i have them as well. I mean it makes college alot harder and interacting with people too. Plus I cant spell very well at all.

  3. not all teachers know how to do stuff like that. Most of them want nothing to do with a child with a learning disablelity

  4. by that I mean if i cant spell something i try and redo the sentence in a way that i can spell. 😛 It dosnt always work but im doing well in college so far. My inclass writeing is horrable though.

  5. /repeated headdesks
    All her videos I've watched are about things that I actually deal with every day, and this is one of them. The thing is she makes it seem like it's MY fault that I'm like this. You really think I enjoy failing math class because I'm disgraphic and discalculate?

  6. I don't think she is smug or patronizing, but I did find it unsettling to watch her, it's something about the way this woman delivers her speech.

  7. I think I have this because other people in my class of math learn the easiest thing in a snap but when I try I can't understand it at all.and i sometimes can't remember if my teacher taught me a certain lesson

  8. My mom said I have one and the teacher said I do so am in a learning disability class now! It is fun to have one

  9. LOL! Let me guess you're im~port…I mean "expert". You make as much sense as an old newspaper on the astrology page. Thank you for allowing me to fill in the blanks.

  10. I saw this video about 2 years ago and I was skeptical. Its hard to trust that people are legit these days, but I can say with complete confidence that his program works. I took a chance an purchased it and I am so amazed with how it helped my son at 5 to learn how to read. ( lovy.biz/eq1u ) I was most impressed with his breakdown of the rules to reading. I don't remember learning these rules myself in school. He groups letters together that make the same sounds and helps children understand how to identify the different pronunciation. I would encourage you to make the investment.

  11. In school I had these meetings.. and be labeled as "slow" makes me feel uncomfortable and like it's something I should be ashamed of. I admire the smart nerds,but I just get by on memorization and I'm like a robot who just takes it in, tries to remember it but my tools in my head are not wired right and I make mistakes….. I just feel like everyone is smarter than me and I feel worthless

  12. I’m 22, and I have a math learning disability, I’ve never been good at math, I struggled through elementary school, junior high, and high school even in college to this day I struggle with it, but I’ve realized that for a long time I don’t have to be perfect nor do I need to be the best at math this just means my gifts are somewhere else.

  13. I had this as a kid and it was debilitating but, in my defense, I had some pretty
    Crappy teachers or, teachers that were too opinionated, or had mannerisms that were annoying or just wore annoying perfume or cologne that was so overpowering you could not concentrate. I believe really good teachers do not have any of these qualities. But my concentration was not good even little things would throw me off.

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