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When To Have Your Child Evaluated For Learning Disabilities

Having learning disabilities doesn't mean that your child is not as smart as their peers. They might perceive things a little differently and need some help catching up. These signs could help you know when to have your child evaluated for learning disabilities in Monmouth County, NJ, with your developmental pediatrician, Dr. Alison Smoller of Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey, in Ocean, NJ, also serving all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

What Are Learning Disabilities?

Learning disabilities are a range of conditions that affect how your child communicates or processes information without auditory, visual, or motor defects. Your child's teacher might be the first person to note signs of learning disabilities in your child. If your teacher reports signs of developmental delay in your child, you might need professional help for a proper diagnosis.

If you're worried that your child might have learning disabilities, you need to see your developmental pediatrician in Ocean, NJ. We'll assess your child to diagnose their condition and equip you with the resources and strategies that'll help your child live a fulfilling life.

Examples of learning disabilities include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Visual processing disorder

Signs of Learning Disabilities

Picking up on the signs of a learning disability early on can help you develop the right strategies so that your child doesn't fall behind. However, a lot of these signs are similar to signs of other conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is why seeking your developmental pediatrician's diagnosis is essential.

If you notice these signs in your child, it's time to schedule an evaluation with your developmental pediatrician:

  • Attention deficit
  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty writing
  • Difficulty solving math problems
  • Poor behavior at school
  • Poor coordination
  • Inconsistent academic performance

Diagnosing your child's learning disabilities in Monmouth County, NJ, will help them get the help they need. If you're worried about your child's development or have observed signs of learning disabilities, call (732) 660-0220 to schedule a consultation with your developmental pediatrician, Dr. Smoller of Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey in Ocean, NJ.


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