Does My Child Have a Learning Disability? Take This Screening Quiz.

If your child continues to struggle academically even with treatment for ADHD, he or she may be one of the 30 to 50 percent of ADHDers who also have a learning disability (LD). The symptoms in this quiz relate primarily to elementary school, which is when LD tends to be identified.

Question 18 of 18
Question 18 of 18
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Does your child have very messy handwriting or hold a pencil awkwardly?

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YOUR ANSWER : No
CORRECT ANSWER : Yes
Your elementary school child seems to have some of the signs and symptoms that should prompt an evaluation for a learning disability. Experts recommend that if a child has "unexpected problems or struggles learning to read, write, listen, speak, or do math, then the child may need to be evaluated to see if he or she has a learning disability." Print out the results of this screener to take with you to an education professional.
Your elementary school child seems to have some of the signs and symptoms that should prompt an evaluation for a learning disability. Experts recommend that if a child has "unexpected problems or struggles learning to read, write, listen, speak, or do math, then the child may need to be evaluated to see if he or she has a learning disability." Print out the results of this screener to take with you to an education professional.
Your elementary school child seems to have some of the signs and symptoms that should prompt an evaluation for a learning disability. Experts recommend that if a child has "unexpected problems or struggles learning to read, write, listen, speak, or do math, then the child may need to be evaluated to see if he or she has a learning disability." Print out the results of this screener to take with you to an education professional.
Your elementary school child has few of the signs and symptoms that prompt an evaluation for a learning disability. If you remain concerned nonetheless about his or her academic progress, you may want to consult a learning specialist for evaluation.
Your elementary school child does not seem to have any of the signs and symptoms that should prompt an evaluation for a learning disability. If you remain concerned nonetheless about his or her academic progress, you may want to consult a learning specialist.
For more information, please consult:
National Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of America http://www.ldanatl.org/
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities http://nichcy.org/
LDOnline http://www.ldonline.org/
This test is not intended to diagnose or to replace the care of an educational professional. If you answer yes to a significant number of these questions, you may want to pursue an educational evaluation.