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Learning Disabilities - Identifying a Learning Disabled

    Learning disability should be considered as a possible causes if a child has trouble with one or more of the following -

    • BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS
    • • Fidgeting of hands& feet.
    • • Difficulty in remaining on the seat &awaiting turns.
    • • High distract-ability
    • • Blurting out answers before questions have been completed.
    • • Frequent shifts from one activity to another.
    • • Difficulty in sustaining attention.
    • • Difficulty in playing quietly.
    • • Loosing things necessary for school or home.
    • • Engages in physically dangerous activities without thinking of possible consequences.
    • • Low frustration tolerance.
    • • Day dreaming.
    • • Mood swings.
    • LINGUISTIC SKILLS
    • • Poor grammar.
    • • Poor in understanding the meaning of language.
    • • Poor in the knowledge of how sounds make up words.
    • • Difficulty in breaking words into components.
    • • Difficulty in blending individual sounds together into words.
    • • Not converse in the social use of language.
    • • Unskilled conversationalists.
    • PERCEPTUO COGNITIVE SKILLS
    • • Memory deficits for both auditory & visual stimuli.
    • • Fewer strategies for memorizing.
    • • Difficulty in memorizing phonemes
    • SOCIAL SKILLS
    • • Inability in keeping up with social norms.
    • • Lack social comprehensive skills.
    • • Poor role taking skills.
    • • Listening & speaking difficulties.
    • • Lack proper eye contact.
    • • Cannot read social situations.
    • • Does not understand body language.
    • • No sense of humour.
    • • Cannot think in an orderly, logical way.
    • META COGNITIVE ABILITIES
    • • Lack of awareness of skills needed for a task.
    • • Lack of ability for time managing.
    • • Inability to plan ones moves.
    • • Inability to evaluate effectiveness.
    • • Inability to check outcome of ones efforts.
    • • Lack of ability to remediate difficulties.
    • MOTIVATIONAL SKILLS
    • • Pessimism.
    • • Viewing themselves as being controlled externally.
    • • High expectancy of failures.
    • • Highlighting more of failures than successes