Testing for Learning Disabilities

Testing for learning disabilities is important when, no matter how hard they try, your kids don’t get that A+ they wanted.  School success seems impossible. Sometimes they need to undergo testing for learning disabilities. Learning disabilities are serious and need to be addressed or your child’s difficulties in school may never be solved.

But how do you know if your child’s problems stem from a learning disability or something else? When Andrew struggles with the multiplication tables, it could be a symptom of a much bigger issue which hours of math-drill won’t solve.  Keep reading to find out more about learning disabilities testing!Better than math-drills is finding the real issue. Does Andrew have a learning disability? By ignoring the possibility of a learning disability, and not testing for learning disabilities, many children never get the help they need. As a result, they find the entire school experience difficult, confusing and frustrating. School can be hard enough for most children. When a child has a learning disability, it’s even more exasperating because it rarely goes away.

So it’s time to discover why your child struggles in school or in a particular subject and what you can do to help him attain school success. Start by finding out if your child has a classifiable learning disability. “Classifiable” means the learning disability fits into a category that’s on the “approved” list. This entitles him, by law, to receive special school support.

Most students have trouble in school at some point in their lives, but their problems may not be ongoing, severe enough, or specific enough to be considered learning disabilities. For example, Jessica keeps failing her social studies tests, Andrew can’t remember his math facts, and Cari cries every time she has to write a book report. According to the law, are these children defined as having a learning disability? Maybe?

Perhaps Jessica’s family is having problems at home, and Jessica is so worried about her parents that she keeps flunking tests. Maybe nobody showed Andrew a way that works for him to remember his math facts. And Cari missed a week of school when she had her tonsils out. Unfortunately, it was the week her teacher taught the class how to write a book report.

Just because a child has difficulty doing something in school doesn’t mean she has a learning disability. If that were the case, everyone would be classified as learning disabled! By engaging in Learning disabilities testing, a potential learning disability problem can be rooted out.

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  1. Hello I have some questions about my middlechild who is 7yrs. old and in 1st grade. He has struggled since he was born. That instict that they say mothers have well I really believe that I had saidsinceI was pregent w/ my son that something was not right. Could never put my finger on it but that feeling was there. He was diagnosed w/ a speech delay did not start talkingtill about 3 yrs. of age one and two words. At 7 he is still hard to understand does not speak full sentences. I also feel that sometimes when he is asked to do things that he does not comprhend what is being asked of him. He is having alot of problems in school MATH is a big one. The school insist on ADD/ADHD. This I totally disagree w/ I think it goes beyond that. He was recently given the WISC-IV testing. They gave me ll these papers back and it is so hard for me to understand what with the # and axis I is rule out rule out rule andI am not sure what these all mean and was wondering if you couldhelp me out w/ decoding this information and have any advice. I am at wits end my son is so tired of seeing drs. he is atthe point that when that word is mention he starts to cry and says no more drs. mommy its heart breaking and I just want to find out what is wrong w/ my son so I can help him suceed in life.

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