Common Reactions to some Child’s Learning Disability


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Common Reactions to a Child’s Learning Disability Denial. Denial is refusing to acknowledge that your child has a disability. Parents make excuses for their child’s Anger. Anger is a close cousin of denial because it’s also based on fear. Parents who are angry about their child’s Fear.

When. Learning that your child has a learning disability can be one of life’s most significant stressors for parents, but you don’t have to fall apart upon the news of a diagnosis.You can not only cope, but you can also take steps to give your child the best care he or she needs to work through his or her disability. A family history of learning disorders increases the risk of a child developing a disorder. Prenatal and neonatal risks. Poor growth in the uterus (severe intrauterine growth restriction), exposure to alcohol or drugs before being born, premature birth, and very low birthweight have been linked with learning disorders.

Common Reactions On learning that their child may have a disability, most parents react in ways that have been shared by all parents before them who have also been faced with this disappointment and this enormous challenge. One of the first reactions is denial—“This cannot be happening to me, to my child, to our family.”. For children with learning disabilities these Common Core standards are mission impossible. They are like asking a child who is afraid of the water to swim a lap of a swimming pool or receive a FAIL or BELOW STANDARD grade. This is soul destroying for the child and the family.

Rather, a person with a learning disability may just see, hear, or understand things differently. That can make everyday tasks, such as studying for a test or staying focused in class, much. The Mencap poll also found that 70% of parents of children with a learning disability have felt unwelcome in public and a fifth have been asked to leave a public space due to their child. A child with a learning disability also may have one or more of the following 1: Acting without really thinking about possible outcomes (impulsiveness) “Acting out” in school or social situations.

Difficulty staying focused; being easily distracted. Difficulty saying a word correctly out loud or expressing thoughts. Pay attention to your child’s mood. Learning disabilities can be bad for a child’s self-esteem.

Keep an eye out for symptoms of depression, such as moodiness, changes in sleep or appetite, or loss. Publications; Disability Loans & Grants; The Most Common Learning Disabilities Today. Author: Disabled World: Contact: Published: 2019-02-27 Synopsis and Key Points: List of common learning disabilities including an explanation of each, and signs or symptoms a child with an LD may display.

List of related literature:

Teaching the use of multiple learning modalities—visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic—helps to “educate the brain,” the source of this neurologically based disability.

“Encyclopedia of Disability” by Gary L Albrecht, Sharon L. Snyder, Thomson Gale (Firm), Jerome Bickenbach, David T. Mitchell, Sage Publications, Walton O. Schalick, III
from Encyclopedia of Disability
by Gary L Albrecht, Sharon L. Snyder, et. al.
SAGE Publications, 2006

There are certain parents who will also have a strong reaction to a learning disability diagnosis.

“The School Psychologist's Survival Guide” by Rebecca Branstetter
from The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide
by Rebecca Branstetter
Wiley, 2012

Longitudinal follow-up indicates that, from the beginning of formal schooling, reading disability is relatively common in children with inattention problems (31 percent in first grade), becoming even more frequent as the child matures (over 50 percent in ninth grade—S.E.

“Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children” by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Peg Griffin, M. Susan Burns, Catherine E. Snow
from Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, et. al.
National Academies Press, 1998

Other children experience specific learning difficulties (for example, dyslexia, neurological dysfunction, ‘short-term memory’ problems, poor physical coordination, problems in attention span or motivation).

“A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism: Third Edition” by Colin Baker, 194
from A Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism: Third Edition
by Colin Baker, 194
Multilingual Matters, 2007

Today, these diagnoses follow the child from year to year, and of course every teacher knows precisely what to expect from a child given this diagnosis.

“The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths” by Lara Honos-Webb, Scott Shannon
from The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths
by Lara Honos-Webb, Scott Shannon
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

Later, the child may use auditory memory to show an ability to participate in story time with classmates, for example, by showing the motion to match the vocabulary the child knows about his or her body parts in the song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Fourth, some of the behavioral symptoms of specific learning disabilities might also arise from visual or hearing impairments, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, social maladjustment, health problems, cultural differences, family problems, or poor instruction.

“Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 3: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals” by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
from Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 3: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Wiley, 2018

When we enrolled our son in Grade 2, we discovered, through testing, that he had a learning disability.

“Unschooling To University: Relationships Matter Most in a World Crammed With Content” by Judy L Arnall
from Unschooling To University: Relationships Matter Most in a World Crammed With Content
by Judy L Arnall
Judy Arnall, 2018

Overview of learning disability in children.

“Learning Disabilities E-Book: Towards Inclusion” by Helen Atherton, Debbie Crickmore, Jonathan Evans, Eamon Shanley
from Learning Disabilities E-Book: Towards Inclusion
by Helen Atherton, Debbie Crickmore, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Yet accepting the label learning disability may be your best strategy, because it will allow your child access to learning disability specialists and therapies.

“Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education” by Susan Wise Bauer
from Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education
by Susan Wise Bauer
W. W. Norton, 2018

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  • The only difficult things are school work, maintaining romantic relationships, and playing sports or doing jobs that are very visually intensive. But most of the time I can work my way around issues that come my way, and my relationship with God is comforting and gives me the confidence and contentment that is needed.

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  • I had a learning disability but slowly I’m over coming it. I like to recommend Jim Kwik to you guys his an America entrepreneurn. I’m learning a lot from him he says in school we though what to learn but not how to learn. There’s no classes on how to improve your focus, concentration, solving problems on how to improve your memory. I like this what he says emotion with information is a long term memory. I’m glad I found this Jim Kwik he also grew up with a learning disability the one teacher called him the boy with the broken brain but look at him. Guys do your research on him his also offering free courses on you in life if you have a powerful memory you can achieve anything! Don’t forget research Jim Kwik the brain coach!!

  • Wow this is very interesting I’m glad I stumbled across this video. I’ve always had struggles with reading grammar punctuation and lack of focus.

  • I just embarrassed my mom and myself because, I couldn’t measure something. She FaceTime me to tell me how to do it and it took me forever to do it. She said that I have a really bad problem. Is hard man.

  • I suspect my learning disability was probably caused by childhood abuse, specifically the repeated head trauma of the nearly daily had beatings at the hands of my mom over a period of 13 years. I have certain strengths such as reading, writing, and spelling. I also do very good at English and punctuation. It seems like I didn’t do very good at any other subject when I was in school, math was my absolute worst subject that I tend to not be able to go very far into no matter my efforts, even with a tutor. It seems like certain things I do learn with the help of a tutor tend to not stick long. It seems like I have certain traits within some of the disabilities you’re describing, but they seem so slight in some areas but strong in others. One of my gifts mentioned here is visual detail oriented and I also tend to sometimes think outside of the box. I don’t necessarily take risks but I do like to do good to others. I can say one of my big strengths is being like a dog with a bone in some areas depending on the situation. I latch onto something and I don’t let go or back down until I’m satisfied with the results

  • I was diagnosed with a specific learning disability as a young student. I always felt like an outcast in the world of learning. It was a real struggle for me. I had problems with math concepts and symbols. My learning difficulty IMO was and is ADD and spatial concepts. If I cant visualize the concept I wont understand it. I also have major test anxiety. I just took my board test for medical coding and did not pass. Are there any strategies for test taking problems?

  • I have a learning disability and adhd I just finish my medical training in ecg technician but I have to take a ecg technician national exam I’m 39 now and things have getting better I don’t have Short term Memory I pass my ecg class with no Accommodations so something is getting alil better any more but I still do have problems spelling

  • I hope we get to a time where we do not call people disabeled unless they prefer that and disorders just cause it’s not as ordered as others

  • I was just talking about this the other day. As a person with ADHD, I am very good at staying busy, doing multiple things at once. Multitasking seems to be where my strength is. I really enjoyed this video! It’s nice to remember that my learning disability also holds a certain strength to it

  • Thank you for this video. I love the perspective and it’s refreshing to get this POV as the main point of the video instead of as a quick add-on after hearing all about the challenges and deficits.

  • I have nonverbal learning disability but that hasn’t stopped me from connecting to my peers, I’ve just had to overcome several social adversities with other kids but it also hasn’t prevented me from getting good grades either

  • i have nvld and adhd. i don’t have the nvld strength of being detaiil-oriented because my adhd makes me miss details most of the time…so that’s great. what now? lmao
    in terms of adhd, yes, i’m creative…

  • Check your kid for heavy metal toxicity thru a hair test analysis as it wont show up in the blood, aluminium and mercury have an affinity for fatty brain tissue and interfere with neurotransmitter regulation. Once properly chelated investigate neurofeedback

  • Learning disabilities are a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. Learning disabilities may affect a person’s ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason, recall, organize information or to do mathematics. These disorders are seen in people who have normal intelligence but due to some differences in the connections in the brain, they affect various speech, articulations, coordination and academic aspects of the development. Some children may have problems expressing themselves in speech (Developmental Expressive Language Disorders). They may call objects by wrong names or are unable to answer simple questions. I read the best article about this on Please do visit and give a read

  • So I have a question. I see a lot of labels disability and disorders with all kinds of titles. Is the disorder or disability really in the person or is it the world around them that expects everyone to see the world the same as they do? Maybe a deeper understanding equanimity could be the resolve.

  • I have a receptive processing disorder (spoken, written, drawings), so I just have to face the fact I am far too stupid to understand ANY of this! No one is going to waste their precious time to explain a d*mned thing, because I wouldn’t under stand anyway. It’s called Disabilitism! Have you ever spent 15 hours, day and night, straight through to understand/try to do only to get nowhere? That’s me every single day and I am fed up with it! Oh…. I’m also bi-polar. I don’t expect any replies…. I’m used to it.

  • I think I have a slight social awkwardness,but not so severe that it would prevent me from having friends. I struggle more so with math and spacial relations which i am learning to overcome. I am 16 and I was able to obtain a drivers license and was able to pass the test. My grades also are not that bad either despite having this. I think defining this disability is hard because not everybody will have the same assets and weaknesses.

  • How do you know which ones you have because my elementary school teacher put me in this connection program/special education thing in high school and I am not sure what learning disabilities I have to be in there.

  • Good video. I have learning disabilities. Even in adulthood. I lose focus easy & I have trouble remembering stuff. My boss at work tells me I didn’t do this or that task. If it’s a task I don’t normally do, I get really confused and distracted and forget. My comprehension on some things like certain concepts people understand it’s hard for me to grasp it. It takes a while for me to understand. I’m extremely smart in other ways.

  • Im trying to get into the military. But I have to pass the asvab. Im having trouble with math and English. I have a learning disability. Does this affect my way going into the service?

  • The most paradoxical thing mos experts even cannot explain is the fact that you can be gifted and have a learning disability. I for example am a mathematician with an IQ of 75, do not Profit from lectures at all but still can sometimes have intuiton about theorems which is beyond most math students.

    I Think its because we need to diferentiate between pure informational input and internal processing, two completely different pair of shoes.

    IQs meassure your ability to put Information into your mind. Because of the significance of the time factor, it does in sone people not even measure the ability to Think logically because you could have been able to link superficiallycompletely different topics with each other once the knowledge is inside you, even much better than the students with a much higher IQ.

    I am not a brain scientist and would ask the neurologists among you to explain how this could be explained in terms of neuroscience since most teachers often far underestimate the abilities of a student if he cannot listen and process the data presented during the lecture.

  • So what kind of help but he is an adult can get for this problem I’ve had it all my life and I know how to hit it and I am tired of it I want the world to know that I am smart just the way you look at me but when it becomes for me to write something I freeze and sometimes pass out it really hurts I am a 60-year-old woman that needs nothing and a lot of it I will I want to become a US citizen I’d be in the United States on my life I hat I am a residential I would not know what to do in Mexico but I do not know how to achieve my US citizen papers since I cannot read write memorize and pressure I will pass out what kind a help what kind of doctor could help me

  • Another few things:

    1. NVLD is a “branch” off of Aspergers
    2. People with NVLD often have hypo or hyper sensitivity. I hate very cold things, even a small pinch is very painful, and I can smell and hear things other people cannot.

  • hi….I have a child in college with LD…and her teacher makes fun of her….said that she must have came in on the short bus…this teacher does not want to answer her questions about the class work……so sad…my child is trying to learn…she is a good reader and speller….she can’t depend on her teacher for help.

  • LD Learning difficulties. I have to struggle with that disorder all my life and it is correct said that we are working very hard to stay on the surface. I have never used my disorder during my school years because I believed that I could overcome that problem and be successful without having special handling from the teachers. When I finished the class I shared with them my little secret and I saw the admiration in their eyes. That was my reward for all that hard work!!

  • why doe’s society feel a need to put label’s on those with disabilitie’s?? or just a bit different???? and unique???? whats been up with that?? and why??? what purpose doe’s labelization have?? in today’s society???

  • I want to be a Neuroscientist, but the thing is..I’m good with science, pure science excluding math. I have LD for math or numbers, is there still hope for me at all?

  • Hi I’m sure there are great strengths among
    those of us me too, who struggle with
    learning disorders. For one perseverance.
    I have that! In spades; I believe it is from never
    giving up. I don’t give up. When I want to do something;
    I get my teeth into it and I don’t let go.
    Until and unless I am totally ‘whooped’ I just keep going.
    Today I know that I have dyslexia and dysgraphia.
    It’s a challenge, but I can work with it today.
    Understanding erases the fear and the frustration.

    We need to find our way.

  • My weakness from third grade on it was in math and it still is today even though I’m the 33 years old. I can add subtract multiply and divide but pre-algebra forget it.

  • It can and is sometimes caused by childhood trauma and definitely worsen it I have a developmental disability and ADHD along with other diagnosis of mental health and my dr and therapist says I have it do to childhood trauma but noany people no that because alot of parents confused us and make us believe that it’s nothing to do with how they were raised because alot of people refuse to own up to abuse that’s what my mother has always done says it all genetics and something wrong with my brain so she doesn’t have to own up to anything yes it sometimes is caused by genetics and the brain but often also caused by trauma as we or even more so both people have to know this stuff so we can all come to get her to prevent childhood trauma like abuse and stuff

  • As your fellow NLD-er, I’m obligated to point out that your reasoning is insensible. You’re *someone else’s* proof of the subjective nature of diagnoses, and also of the generalization that disorders are static and not overlapping, which is almost always the case. FYI, there’s a crisis in the psychological community with the categorical method, as it’s proven to be virtually useless in clinical practice. AS is a psychological condition, NLD is a neurological condition, by their definitions.

  • I have a learning disability but I’m not sure what kind I don’t think its. Specified but I would like to know because I feel it would help me cope

  • I’m so relieved that I came across this video…I work with those who happen to be on the autism spectrum coupled with a learning disability and the number of times i’ve come across workign who dismiss their abilities and focus on what they can’t do is unbelieveable…I on the other hand take a differnt approach…when I’m working with someone who happens to fall into any of the categories above I simply am more interested in what they can do rather than what they can do, or as I like to cal my approach “empowernment, not pity”….

  • Additionally, there is no official “criteria” for NLD. It can be called Disability *or* Disorder, since it’s not even a DSM diagnosis, whereas AS is. Yes, they are two different conditions, but they’re also in completely different sciences. They’re simply related in some ways and share some common characteristics *statistically most of the time*. That doesn’t mean each case is identical, it only means they’re correlated.

  • Very good information, though brief. Even though you seemed to struggle with your speech, I can overlook that. Why? Because learning differently myself, I know it is a complicated topic. What you wrote on your chart is about as accurate as it gets. I would say my own learning difference is closest to Asperger’s Syndrome. I mix up what I hear, and I have a lot of trouble with Advanced Level Math. I have to learn in my own way. I have to take extra time to think about even simple things. And I’m introverted. That’s just me. I’m very intellectual about my own thinking, and other people’s thinking. I do get depressed at times though. I hate how I can be brilliant talking about complicated topics, but I have to pause and seriously think when I hand $3 to a cashier, the product costs $2.03, and he says he’ll put in the 3 cents. If I don’t pause and think, I’ll hand him the $3 anyway! I can write a short book on what my strengths and weaknesses are.

  • If anyone has this & you don’t have a support system, you’re going to cave. 39 yearsI was tested. I miss my husband terribly!hornet husband so much, but so grkt chocked. He knew I couldn’t iron, make a bed, and keep a worthy man when you’re a low life? You can’t keep up, no matter what you do, I pay to be groomed, because my daughter thinks it’s made up, Isolation is comforting!

  • the term “Nonverbal Learning Disabilities” is not correctly used in this video. the condition he is trying to describe is called “Nonverbal Learning Disorder” aka NLD…btw, i’m an adult with NLD, have an adult relative with it, and another with Asperger’s (AS)…NLD and AS are *very* different conditions. some with AS will also meet the criteria for NLD. in which case, they should be dx’d with BOTH. whereas, someone without AS at all can have NLD severely…i’m living proof.

  • Love this positive ‘reapraisa’l! So sad when you think of all those who education has failed………. apparently Dyslexia is known as the ‘MIT disease’! Thank you

  • how many of the peeps that ave a learning disability label have digestive issues too? there’s anerve that runs from the gut to the brain and when the gut is out of sync and leaky it screws with the brain/mind. heal the gut, heal the mind!! anybody struggling should have a watch of a video i put together on the subject! but you need to want a better mind more than you want carbs and sugars! 😉

  • @RandomAxOfViolets You are absolutely correct on them being separate conditions and that a person can have both. 80% of those with NLD meet the AS criteria or 80% with AS meet the NLD criteria, leaving the 20% with just AS or just NLD. 

    I also have NLD and I found those percentage facts quite fascinating. 

  • I have this but i have no problem connecting to my peers. I only have trouble connecting with some school work. Its really no big deal.

  • I can discuss things very well verbally, but I have a very hard time expressing by writing it on paper, and I have a hard time with math.

  • I know you don’t know about it, but it isn’t funy. Aspergers syndrome is an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I know a lot about it because it was thought that I had it but it turns out I have NVLD. I hate it when people make fun of it and call it ass burgers syndrome. It is rude.

  • Why wont you just know that most people dont learn by verbal. I dont ethier but its not a disability its just a diffrent way of learning