There are a few steps you can take. You might:
- Discuss how your child is doing in school with his teacher.
- Ask your child's pediatrician how your child is developing.
- Consider an educational evaluation.
- Think about having a full medical evaluation by the pediatrician.
- Be sure your child's hearing and vision are normal.
Many children are diagnosed with a learning disability. Remember that:Your child is not alone. More than 2.5 million children ages 6 to 11 have learning disabilities in the United States.
It is not your fault. Most people with a learning disability are born with it. They have some differences in how their brain works.
Learning disabilities tend to run in families. They affect more boys than girls.
Learning disabilities take on many forms.
They can change over time. Children with learning disabilities have more trouble than their classmates with one or more of these skills:
- Solving math problems
Support should be available in your community.
Stay hopeful. Most children (and families) make lots of progress and are very successful, especially with proper support and programming.