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LEARNING DISABILITIES CHART: DIAGNOSES AND SYMPTOMS

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by Julie Revelant

Related: learning disabilities, diagnose, symptoms, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, information processing, disorders,


Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.

Disability Area of Difficulty
Symptoms include trouble with:
Example
Learning Disabilities

   
Dyslexia Processing language Reading, writing, and spelling Letters and words may be written or pronounced backwards 
Dyscalculia Math skills
Computation, remembering math facts, concepts of time, and money Difficulty counting by 2s, 3s, and 4s
Dysgraphia Written expression Handwriting, spelling, composition Illegible handwriting, difficulty organizing ideas 
 Dyspraxia  Fine motor skills Coordination and manual dexterity Trouble with scissors, buttons, and drawing 
Information Processing Disorders       
Auditory Processing Disorder  Interpreting auditory information Language development and reading
Difficulty anticipating how a speaker will end a sentence 
Visual Processing Disorder  Interpreting visual information  Reading, writing, and math Difficulty distinguishing letters like "h" and "n" 

Source: LD at a Glance: A Quick Look, National Center for Learning Disabilities

 

 

Also see: Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

A Parents' Guide to Special Needs

 


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