Is learning disability permanent?
Federal law states that a learning disability (LD) is a permanent neurological disorder that may be subtle to severe. It limits the brain’s ability to store, process, and produce information and affects a person’s ability to speak, listen, read, write, or do math.
Is learning disability inherited?
Learning disabilities aren’t contagious, but they can be genetic. That means they can be passed down in families through the genes, like many other traits we get from our parents and grandparents. Someone with a learning problem probably has other family members who have had some learning troubles, too.
What to do if I think my child has a learning disability?
What to Do If You Suspect Your Child Has a Learning DisabilityLearning disabilities are real. Collect information about your child’s performance. Have your child tested. Teamwork. Find ways to help. Talk to your child about the disability. Know your child’s strengths. Work with your child at home.