Attention deficit disorder learning disabilities

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Avatar m tn However, some people have problems learning due to attention deficit disorder. Stimulant medications have been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of ADHD such as distractability and impulsivity. Sometimes mood and thought disorders interfere with learning as well, and these conditions can also respond to medical interventions. A psychiatrist is the right professional to visit to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications.
8506154 tn?1398433086 Ideally, those kinds of issues should always be recognized and addressed in childhood, but sometimes a child with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities will slip through the educational system without ever being diagnosed. Other possible explanations for your situation include a lack of study skills and low academic aptitude -- neither of which is a disorder. It sounds like you need an evaluation to help you figure out exactly what it is that you are up against. Good luck.
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Avatar n tn WHEN MY DAUGHTERS HAND FALLS ASLEEP, SHE ASKS ME TO TOUCH IT TO FEEL IT TINGLE. I TRIED TO EXPLAIN I CAN'T FEEL WHAT HER NERVES ARE DOING ON THE INSIDE. SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND. SHE IS ALMOST 11 YEARS OLD AND SHE HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES(COGNITIVE, SPEECH, READING, AND WRITING). SHE'S BEEN DIAGOSED WITH ADHD AND ON MEDS SINCE SHE WAS 7. MY QUESTION IS: IS THIS RELATED TO HER ADHD AND LEARNING DISABILITIES OR IS THERE MORE GOING ON?
Avatar f tn Dr. Melanie Bee has a webpage on treating ADHD/ADD. One of the things she discusses is chiropractic adjustments. They GREATLY help the nervous system so messages get through correctly, and there is less fidgeting. This sounds very good to me. I also came across another website that says: "Using emotional release techniques, I have recovered from the pattern of behaviors called Attention Deficit Disorder.
Avatar f tn It is important to look for other disorders which may be present; such as, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) and anxiety disorders. It may be difficult to improve the symptoms of ODD without treating the coexisting disorder." In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she states that 33% of the kids with ADHD also have ODD.
1472248 tn?1292611095 I appreciate receiving your comments ont this statment: "Learning disabilities refer to a group of disorders caused by brain dysfunction that may result from a lesion, a genetic abnormality or inadequate brain development. These disorders are manifested in arresting the development or deviant development of a skill related to one or other of the following areas: memory, attention, reasoning, coordination, communication, reading, writing and arithmetic.
Avatar f tn A early diagnosis of a learning disability coupled with attention deficit disorder, E.D., and dyslexia seems to me almost identical to that of a child showing signs of mild brain trauma. How do you differentiate the two and what are the steps in finding out if someone has undiagnosed trauma to the frontal lobes. I am 32 yr now and believe this may be the case for myself, given my parents background of abuse early in life.
Avatar m tn Helo frns, could u please help me,,, i want to knw abt Attention Deficit Disorder. I don't know what kind of disorder is this. But my girlfriend told me that she is having 39 percent of this. Plz let me know abt this disorder. And also if u knw if i have to deal with it with sum certain things or something......
Avatar f tn Hi, cognitive impairment is related with learning disabilities. Mild cognitive impairment is a syndrome defined as cognitive decline greater than expected for an individual's age and education level but that does not interfere notably with activities of daily life. It is usually associated with organic diseases rather than drugs. For what patient is taking these 2 drugs?
Avatar f tn This can lead to learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, behavioral problems, stunted growth, impaired hearing, and kidney damage in children. .Lead poisoning in school aged children may affect pubertal growth and development. What is the stretched penile length of your son’s penis? What is his height, weight? In some children who are obese the penis may appear small due to pad of fat .
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Avatar n tn It sounds a bit like me when I was younger. I had a difficult time paying attention in places that things and people weren't as familiar. This created a novelty that pulled my attention away from what I needed it for. He probably is paying attention but to too many things. At that point for me I gravitated towards the easier things to do because I ran out of brain energy to continue doing the more complicated tasks. That still happens to me and I'm 44 and on Ritalin.
Avatar f tn Has your daughter ever had any attention deficit or hyperactive problems? Does she have any problems in school?
Avatar f tn Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your symptoms. I strongly suggest you share your concerns with your physician.
Avatar m tn Hi! My little sister has learning disabilities, and she's in a regular classroom. However, there are aids in her classroom and around the school. She is also allowed to go to the Special Education classroom if she's having a "bad day". I've noticed she does much better in a normal classroom with the other kids. She isn't as insecure about being teased, and she gets to be around her friends and her twin sister. She also just likes the whole classroom in general.
3074029 tn?1340816501 Finally, certain people with attention/memory troubles can have learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into later in life. However, since you have a history of epilepsy. This should be evaluated. I would suggest that you be evaluated by your neurologist and have an EEG performed.
Avatar n tn My sister is 33. She was diagnosed with Learning Disabilities in 3rd grade and later with ADD as well. She has trouble with reading comprehension, but also misenterprets what people say verbally. This would be difficult for any person or family, however she does other things that I am not sure are standard with LD. She gets into huge rages and can be extremely verbally abusive. With family members she can even be phsically abusive.
Avatar f tn Thank you. All were very helpful. As for the dyspraxia question..he was diagnosed with having mixed learning disabilities. So, I'm not sure if he was tested for that. I will ask him about it, but it certainly sounds like he does. It seems as though he cannot help it.
Avatar f tn I was told I had learning disabilities since fourth grade. In college the testers had problems pinpointing the disabilities. I only realized it might not be learning disability after all when I found out about the chiari.
Avatar n tn Have you ever been told you might have ADD (attention deficit disorder)? I mentioned ADD because some of the symptoms can be: Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another. Have difficulty focusing on one thing. Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless they are doing something enjoyable. Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new.
Avatar f tn Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. Given the history you provided about neurofibromatosis (?type I or II) and nasopharyngeal cancer, you may have symptoms if there is a structural lesions in the brain (such as an astrocytoma or other brain mass).