Learning Disabilities
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Does your elementary school child ...
1. have trouble learning the alphabet, rhyming words, or each letter's sound?
2. repeat or pause often, or make many mistakes when reading aloud?
3. read well enough but does not follow the story line or understand what they have just read?
4. have obvious, real trouble with spelling (even with practice and study)?
5. have very poor handwriting or holds a pencil awkwardly?
6. have trouble choosing words or organizing their ideas during a conversation?
7. struggle to express their ideas in writing?
8. have a limited vocabulary or did you notice he/she was late developing language skills as a toddler?
9. have trouble remembering sounds that letters make or cannot hear slight differences between words?
10. have trouble understanding jokes, comics, and sarcasm?
11. have trouble following directions?
12. mispronounce words or use a wrong word that sounds similar?
13. violate the social rules of conversation (doesn't take turns, stands too close to other people)?
14. misread numbers or confuse math symbols?
15. have trouble retelling the events of a story in the proper order?
16. struggle with where to begin a task or how to proceed once a task is begun?

Total 'Yes' (out of 16 possible)

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