10 ways to tell if your child could have a learning disability

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Children progress at their own pace - some slower than others. Read 10 ways to tell if your child has a learning disability.

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10 ways to tell if your child has a learning disability

Identifying problems

Does your child seem like they aren't picking up things as fast as other children? Young kids will all learn and develop on their own pace, but there may be some signs you can keep an eye out for to make sure that your child does not have a learning disability.

Many parents, especially first time parents, will get concerned if their child doesn't progress at the same rate as the other kids. Most of the time there is no need for worry, but if you have any doubts there are a few signs that can help you determine whether your child has a learning disability or not.

First signs to look for

  1. When your child is between six months to a year old, the most noticeable sign for a learning disability is motor functions. How they move their legs and arm, roll over or try to stand up.
  2. Within a few weeks after you bring your baby home, you should be able to notice them responding to sounds, especially the sound of a mom's voice.
  3. Crying is the first way your child communicates with you. If there seems to be a lack of crying when you know the child is hungry or needs a diaper change, this could be an indication of a learning disability.
  4. Within the first few months, you should notice your baby reaching and responding to people.
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There are different stages in life where you can notice signs for a learning disability

Go to the next page to learn the signs of learning disabilities in toddlers

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