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ERIC Number: ED533387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Children with Learning Disabilities. Facts for Families. Number 16
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (NJ1)
Parents are often worried when their child has learning problems in school. There are many reasons for school failure, but a common one is a specific learning disability. Children with learning disabilities can have intelligence in the normal range but the specific learning disability may make teachers and parents concerned about their general intelligence. Often, these children may try very hard to follow instructions, concentrate, and "be good" at home and in school. Yet, despite this effort, he or she is not mastering school tasks and falls behind. Learning disabilities affect at least 1 in 10 schoolchildren. This paper presents frequent signals of learning disabilities that parents should watch for in their child.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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