There are a few steps you can take. You might:
- Discuss how your child is doing in school with his teacher.
- Ask your childs pediatrician how your child is developing.
- Consider an educational evaluation.
- Think about having a full medical evaluation by the pediatrician.
- Be sure your childs 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
- You can create a learning plan just for your child
- 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.