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How do other illnesses affect learning disabilities?

Illnesses experienced during pregnancy, such as toxemia, may be a cause of learning disabilities in children. In addition, learning disabilities may occur along with other disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This may make diagnosis and treatment more complex.

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Are learning disabilities related to ADHD?
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What are the signs of a learning disability?
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Before a child begins school, parents are usually not aware that their child has a learning disabili...
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What causes learning disabilities?
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Learning disabilities are often inherited. In many cases, however, the cause of a learning disabilit...
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Do learning disabilities affect children and adults differently?
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