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10 Things You Need to Know About Learning Disabilities

10 Things You Need to Know About Learning Disabilities

May 7 is Barrier Awareness Day

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10 Things You Need to Know About Learning Disabilities

May 7 is Barrier Awareness Day and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is sharing tips about the often-invisible barriers associated with learning disabilities.

1. Even very smart kids can have a learning disability. Have you ever wondered how your child can be so smart, funny, and creative, but still struggle with school? That’s because it’s not only possible—but even common—for intelligent children to have a learning disability. A learning disability can impact the way children of average to above average intelligence receive, process, or express information.

2. ADHD symptoms can be different in boys and girls. ADHD is now the generally accepted umbrella term for the three types of ADHD: Inattentive Type, Hyperactive/ Impulsive Type, and Combined Type. While hyperactivity and impulsivity are common symptoms of attention struggles among boys, ADHD tends to manifest differently in girls. Girls may instead struggle with inattentiveness and disorganization. Because these symptoms aren’t as disruptive to class, ADHD in girls is often missed.

3. Accommodations aren’t always the best solution for learning disabilities and struggles. In some cases, accommodations at school simply “enable” the learning disability by working around problem, rather than addressing the core problem of weak cognitive skills that can be targeted and trained.

4. IQ can be changed. With our every increasing understanding of the brain comes the realization that IQ isn’t set in stone. Unlike subject matter exams, which test your knowledge of specific content (such as history facts and math formulas), IQ tests measure the strength of the brain skills needed to think, learn, and perform. When these core cognitive skills are stronger, children and adults rank higher in IQ scores. In fact, a study of 17,998 LearningRx clients showed that, on average, IQ scores improved by 13 standard points following brain training.

To read the full list, visit www.learningrx.com/who-weve-helped/learning-disabilities/

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