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Do you suspect your child has a learning disability? If so, testing is the first step in getting a diagnosis. If your child is being tested for SLDs or other educational disabilities, find the information you need and answers to your questions about testing and evaluations used by public schools and licensed psychologists.
  1. Signs and Symptoms of Learning Disabilities
  2. Understand the Diagnostic Process
  3. Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in Children
  4. Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in Adults
  5. Diagnosing Minority Children with LDs

Signs and Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

Signs of Learning Disabilities - A Child Gets Help from His Teacher

Does your child show signs or symptoms of learning disabilities? Does he struggle with learning? Children with learning disabilities are typically frustrated with school and may show a range of different behaviors and symptoms. If you believe your child may be showing early signs of a learning disability, learn about typical child development, developmental delays, and signs of learning disorders that could help you determine if assessment is needed.

Understand the Diagnostic Process

Diagnosing Disabilities - Assessment is an important step in diagnosing learning disabilities. Learn what you need to know about testing for your child for learning disabilities. Find helpful information on special education, diagnosis, your rights under IDEA, Section 504, and working with schools throughout the assessment process and beyond.

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in Children

Signs of Learning Disabilities: A Girl Off Task at Her Desk

Learning disability diagnosis in school aged children - Most children with learning disabilities are diagnosed in their elementary school years. Some, however, diagnosed as late as high school. If you are suspect your child has a disability, learn about the assessment and diagnostic process in public schools as well as assessments available privately. Learn about the administrative regulations and procedures surrounding the referral for assessment and the diagnosis of children with suspected learning disabilities.

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in Adults

Adult with Learning Disabilities Struggles in the Classroom

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in Adults - Whether you the parent of an adult student or an adult concerned about potential learning disabilities (LDs), you will need a formal assessment to diagnose specific learning disabilities. Learn about the assessment and diagnostic process for adults with suspected learning disabilities and other learning disorders.

Diagnosing Minority Children with LDs

African American Father and Daughter Working on Homework

Diagnosing Minority Children with Learning Disabilities - Students from ethnic minority groups, English language learners, and those from low income homes are sometimes over-represented in special education programs. Appropriate assessment of these children requires careful consideration of language and cultural differences that may negatively affect test scores and lead to inappropriate diagnosis. Learn more about the important considerations that must be considered when evaluating t

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