Attention deficit disorder learning disability

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Avatar n tn It would help to ascertain if his neurological status is normal. I suspect that the evaluation will indicate learning disability and/or deficit in intelligence, as well as deficit in attention.
Avatar f tn lastly does your son takes things literal...nonverbal learning disability ( math disorder is part of this dx where he could understand the concept but can put the step by step on paper)it's on the rise and might be worth exploring however these kids generally read very well,and don't all have problems with spelling, sometimes they excell in some areas, problem is usually with comphrension unless given verbally, but some like my son can't read very well and spelling is worse either....
Avatar n tn Relative to his concentration, has he been evaluated for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or non-verbal learning disability? Both of these conditions are found more frequently in those with other neurological problems than they would be found in the general population.
Avatar m tn Well, your daughter’s symptoms may be related to Valparin, but there is a great possibility that she suffers from attention deficit disorder or dyslexia or have disorder of written expressions etc. A complete neuro-psychological evaluation is necessary for confirmed diagnosis. Please ask her specialist regarding these possibilities and get a complete evaluation done. If no problem is found in her attention and learning capabilities then may be the symptoms are side effects of Valparin.
Avatar f tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
Avatar f tn Post a Comment » Read All Comments (50) » The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools. “I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr.
Avatar n tn Congestive or Chronic Heart Failure, Type 1 Seizure Disorder, Stroke, COPD, Auto immune system disease, emphysema, hearing loss or poor hearing, statutory blindness, Peripheral Field Problems or Other Vision Loss, Clinical Obesity or Morbidly Obese, attention deficit hyper activity or ADHD, bipolar disorder or manic depression, panic disorder, schizophrenia, autism, head trauma or brain injury.
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.
118225 tn?1278658540 Sometimes learning difficulties can be attributed to what "seems" like an attention deficit disorder, when the root of the problem is actually that the child is having difficulty processing oral and written commands and accessing written print (as well as printing it). It is good that you are getting it checked out. The other thing is too, his medication might have some side effects that you want to discuss with your doctor.
Avatar f tn Health Impairment includes neurological disorders, that are severe in nature to cause a significant learning deficit. ADHD is a disability under this definition, although she is not disabled. Agree or disagree?
Avatar n tn Over the past several years he was questioned as to having an auditory perception disorder and was found to have a significant one. Later on attention deficit was questioned and was started on ritalin then cylert, both with very devastating side effects that included violent behavior. Then we tried behavior modfication which helped a great deal with his focusing at school and at home. Then he excelled in the 5th and 6th grade including making high honors.
Avatar n tn Non-Verbal Learning Disorder/Frontal Lobe Brain Injury posted by Mattie on November 14, 1998 at 18:01:53: My 14 soon to be 15 year old son has been through the gammat of testing for a special education coding. He was diagnosed as having a learning disability in math at age 8 with a secondary coding in speech/language for receptive language at that time as well.
Avatar f tn Hello, Is there anyone, I mean anyone, out there that has rhythmic movement disorder? I have been violently thrashing my body and head, laterally while asleep or mostly somewhat asleep since I can remember. I am 30 now. It use to consume maybe an hour or two a night but now it is getting drastically worse. I find myself doing it or am told that I, "rock", 4-5 hours a night.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
521840 tn?1348844371 Accurate Diagnosis is the Key to Effective Interventions At Mindworks (our private clinic), we frequently receive inquires from parents concerned about ADHD. In this article, I will try to present some general information to help parents become a bit more familiar with this relatively common disability. One of the first things we all associate with ADHD is hyperactivity—the kid you see running around like he’s wearing a jetpack with a frantic mother chasing him.
Avatar f tn Specifically, obstructive sleep apnea can cause what is in general referred to as neurocognitive deficits, which include poor learning/learning disability, behavioral problems, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). if a patient with seizures has sleep apnea, the sleep apnea can worsen the seizures, but sleep apnea itself does not specifically cause seizures. The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children include enlarged tonsills/adenoids.
Avatar n tn We took him to a child psychiatrist recommended by his pediatrician and it turned out that he had ADD. Not ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), just ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) He was put on medication, once daily and his life changed completely. He could concentrate, focus, his grades went up, his mood changed AND the homework was being turned in - daily! Even the teacher called us on the phone and asked what in the world was going on. haha.
Avatar f tn Although it seems like your child exhibits characteristic symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he might not have a genuine attentional problem but rather acts in this manner because academic tasks are very challenging for him. Observe whether he shows similar traits when engaged in other activities that are mildly challenging for him. If these symptoms are present across activities and settings you need to get a professional evaluation of his attention/ concentration skills.
Avatar n tn National Institutes of Health, dyslexia is a learning disability that can hinder a person's ability to read, write, spell, and sometimes speak. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. The severity of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe. The sooner dyslexia is treated, the more favorable the outcome; however, it is never too late for people with dyslexia to learn to improve their language skills.
Avatar n tn Possibly your son may suffer from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). These children have problems concentrating within a structured environment, like school. Has your son been evaluated by a trained professional? All school districts have psycholgists and counselors who conduct evaluations to determine a child's learning disability, at no cost to the parents. However, the parent(s) usually have to request such an evaluation. One of your son's teachers should be able to help you arrange this.
Avatar m tn ” The children who took the essential fatty acid supplements also had an unexpected—but significant improvement in their relationships with their parents. Giving young children with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities at least 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil along with 300 milligrams of GLA (and 200 IU of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols) daily is very safe and will likely achieve the same or even better results observed by Dr. Portwood and her team.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm Its also possible that she could have a learning disability which is kind of normal for kids with ADHD, so she should also be tested for that. And she also has some symptoms for Sensory Processing Disorder. Here is a link for that. I hope this gives you enough information to start getting her some help.
Avatar n tn There's no need to confine yourself to concern about any one type of learning disability - learning disability screening can be done to cover an array of possibilities and help focus the investigation.
Avatar f tn I completed part two a little over 2 weeks ago and, today, I went back to the Dr. for the results. I once was told I had Attention Deficit Disorder. Today, the Dr. advised me that was a wrong dx. She stated that all the testing proved I didn't have a problem with my attention. She stated that my brain is very slow in processing any and all information. There was one test I did in which there were the words, red, black, blue, green. On page 1, I just had to read the words.
Avatar n tn The teachers won't change so it is up to you, your husband or son to do some changing. Do you think your son has a attention deficit problem? What can you do to get him to focus? How old is your son? Your husband, may have to change his prioities as he is part of this family also... I see you have enough to deal with. If your son flunks, it is not your fault. You and your husband both are responsible, talk to him about it.
Avatar f tn // The problem is that this link focus a lot on ADHD. To get a good picture of the whole area, I would suggest buying this book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. You can go through a school for testing or find a child specialist. I would probably go the pediatric psychiatrist route.
Avatar n tn Do you feel you also have a good ear? Another possibility is that of ADD (Attention deficit disorder). You just can not concentrate on one task for a long time. If you did not have these symptoms earlier, a third possibility that can be considered is that of Depression. There can be a severe loss of cognitive abilities in depression. Where do you think your symptoms fit in?
Avatar n tn By coincidence, I have recently been associated with two ADHD diagnosed persons, both of whom experience some depression, but who are not on anti-depressants, because they are counterproductive to their condition. They take medication that is specifically used for Attention Deficit. I hope that you have found a truly helpful support system by now - someone who listens and knows there is not a one-size-fits-all fix for those with emotional challenges that come from chemistry deviations.
627816 tn?1349241716 Psychologists who are also aware of best practice guidelines for intervention with dyslexia know that synthetic, phonetic, code emphasis instruction is recommended for children who have language-based learning disorders of the dyslexic type. For each type of learning disability, syndrome and disorder that may adversely affect a child's educational functioning, there exists a body or research literature and best practice guidelines for assessment and intervention.