How Do I Know if my Child Has a LD?

How do I know if my child needs to be tested?

Some of the common academic issues that are seen in children with processing difficulties include:

  • Early speech and language delays
  • Poor performance in one specific area or subject
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Difficulty remembering basic math facts
  • Difficulty putting their thoughts into writing
  • Poor spelling
  • Difficulty remembering what he or she has studied
  • Poor performance on tests despite the fact that they have studied
  • Difficulty finishing work or tests in the allotted time
  • Difficulty identifying what information is important when they read or study material
  • Difficulty with long-term projects or follow-through
  • Poor organization
  • Poor attention in class/excessive daydreaming
  • Family history of Learning Disabilities