Clearing Hurdles to Learning

Learning disabilities (LD) are often diagnosed at the same time kids start to grapple with adoption issues. Learn how to tell if it's ADHD, LD, or an adoption issue.

How to tell if your child has learning disabilities, ADHD or adoption issues.
At age three, Jessica Anders could string only two words together, and she was hard to understand. Adopted at seven months, she was healthy, bright, early to walk. But language seemed to elude her. By age four, her sentences were longer but convoluted; she’d say “Please I can have a napkin” instead of “May I have a napkin please?” Other problems emerged when Jessica started school. In kindergarten she struggled with learning her address and the days of the week. ...

For children with learning disabilities, early intervention can make the difference.

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