Health Tip: Identifying a Learning Disability
-- Parents of school-age children may notice symptoms that could signal a learning disability. So what are worried parents to do?
The National Center for Learning Disabilities mentions these suggestions:
- Collect your observations as well as documents from school regarding your child's academic progress.
- Talk to your child's teacher, and ask for his or her observations.
- Ask your school about alternate methods of teaching and helping your child.
- Prepare for a formal evaluation, which may include interviews with the child, classroom observation, medical and school history review, testing and collecting information from teachers.
Posted: September 2013