Diagnosis of learning disability

Severe cases are usually obvious from infancy, because developmental delay and physical abnormalities are present. Mild cases may remain undetected until learning difficulties become apparent at school. Differential diagnosis includes deafness and emotional disturbance.

Investigation should aim to find the cause and effects of the LD, and of any associated psychiatric disorder. It includes medical history, family history, physical examination, mental state examination, chromosome studies, and testing of blood and urine for abnormal metabolites. Discovery of a specific cause enables genetic counselling for the family, and occasionally permits specific treatment for the child, such as special diets for certain enzyme defects. Even if no specific cause is found, a detailed psychological, medical,


and social assessment will permit informed decisions on aims and methods of management.

Adult Dyslexia

Adult Dyslexia

This is a comprehensive guide covering the basics of dyslexia to a wide range of diagnostic procedures and tips to help you manage with your symptoms. These tips and tricks have been used on people with dyslexia of every varying degree and with great success. People just like yourself that suffer with adult dyslexia now feel more comfortable and relaxed in social and work situations.

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