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 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.
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.
8506154 tn?1398433086 I'm so sorry to hear about your difficulties. It's really hard to say whether you might have a "sick brain," as you put it. It seems possible that you could have attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities. 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.
Avatar m tn t been paying attention, a new government study claims that kids taking pharmaceuticals to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) score higher on math and reading tests at the elementary school level. The study is thought to validate all of the claims that drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are reigning in and focusing the minds of the younger generation. I'm sorry, but I'm still not buying it. I've long been critical of the very concept of ADHD.
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.
521840 tn?1348840771 Adult ADHD: 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.
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 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.
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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 n tn One possibility is that it is symptomatic of an aspect of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Another possibility is that it represents a mild deficit in what are called executive functions. These are skills involved in mastering everyday tasks by inhibiting impulsive actions and sustaining goal-oriented behaviors, learning and otherwise. The various skills, organization being one of them, develop as the pre-frontal section of the frontal lobe of the brain develops.
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 My daughter is 7 yrs old and has NF1. she recently was dx as having a learning disability. She is repeating kindergarten this year and is making progress. But on the testing done, it revealed her working memory index scores are significantly below her average performance. Her score on the Digit Span subtest showed a low level of auditory short term memory and auditory attention skills. She also recieves speech therapy due to delayed speech.
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 Your daughter with ADHD may have attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Therefore, by attention deficit she does not listen to what is said to her. In handling and managing your daughter just tries to be specific & clear in your instructions. In addition, if this persists please consult a child psychologist in order to understand appropriate treatment line. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn I recently came from an eye doctor appointment, close-up eyeball picture in hand. The doctor showed what he said was "Scar tissue, likely stemming from a past toxoplasmosis infection or the retina". I've been pursuing a disability claim since 1998.
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.