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What should I expect when I see a doctor for a learning disability?

If you see a doctor about your child's learning disability symptoms, he or she will want to know about your child's behavior and medical history, as well as particular symptoms you or teachers have observed in school performance. If a learning disability is suspected, tests to rule out physical or sensory disorders such as hearing and vision problems may be used. Cognitive tests will be used to assess your child's learning style and intelligence. Psychological evaluations may be used to determine if depression or other psychological disorders are present.

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