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Learning disabilities: Introduction

Learning disabilities: Difficulty with learning or schooling. See detailed information below for a list of 435 causes of Learning disabilities, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Learning disabilities:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Learning disabilities. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Learning disabilities

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Causes of Types of Learning disabilities:

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Learning disabilities: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Learning disabilities, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Learning disabilities Treatments

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Diagnostic tests for Learning disabilities:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Learning disabilities. Some of these are listed below :

  • Information/report from school - teacher questionnaire is useful. The teachers may be asked for their perception of a child's academic and developmental strengths and weaknesses, peer relationships and classroom behaviors.
  • General appearance and observation
    • Looking for any dysmorphic (abnormality of shape) features of face and body - e.g. fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Physical examination
  • more tests...»

Learning disabilities: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Learning disabilities may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Learning disabilities

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Learning disabilities. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Learning disabilities: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Learning disabilities

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms....read more »

Rare copper disease insidious and misdiagnosed: Wilson's disease (a form of copper overload) is a rare disorder that has a slow and insidious onset that can often fail to be diagnosed. Copper builds...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of migraine or introduction to...read more »

Learning disabilities: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Learning disabilities

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Learning disabilities: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Article Excerpts about Learning disabilities

LD is a disorder that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many ways--as specific difficulties with spoken and written language, coordination, self-control, or attention. Such difficulties extend to schoolwork and can impede learning to read or write, or to do math. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

LD is a disorder that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and... (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

Organs affected by Learning disabilities:

The list of organs typically affected by Learning disabilities may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Learning disabilities

The list below shows some of the causes of Learning disabilities mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Learning disabilities?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Learning disabilities. Of the 435 causes of Learning disabilities that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 11 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 13 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 408 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Learning disabilities:

The following list of conditions have 'Learning disabilities' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Absence of septum pellucidum and septo-optic dysplasia ... learning disabilities
  • Al Murrah-induced lead poisoning ... learning problems
  • Alarcon-induced lead poisoning ... learning problems
  • Albayaidle-induced lead poisoning ... learning problems
  • Albayalde-induced lead poisoning ... learning problems
  • Alopecia -- hypogonadism -- extrapyramidal disorder ... writing difficulty
  • Aphasia ... language problems, difficulty writing, difficulty expressing oneself, difficulty reading
  • Apraxia, oculomotor, Cogan type ... reading difficulty
  • Arterial occlusive disease, progressive -- hypertension -- heart defects -- bone fragility -- brachysyndactyly ... learning disability
  • Asperger syndrome ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 1 ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 2 ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 3 ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Asperger Syndrome, X-linked, Susceptibility to, 1 ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Asperger Syndrome, X-linked, Susceptibility to, 2 ... impaired social interaction, word repetition
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ... inability to organize school work
  • Auditory perceptual disorder ... language difficulty, reading difficulty
  • Auditory Processing Disorder ... Academic underperformance, Listening difficulties
  • Autism ... Loss of social skills already acquired, unusual language, repetive language, impaired social interaction, not responding to name, Loss of words, lack of social play, inability to make friends, not look at people, avoid eye contact, confusing pronouns, not liking cuddles, inability to sustain conversation, language stereotyped, echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 1 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 10 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Repetive language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 11 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Repetive language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 12 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Repetive language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 13 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 14 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, Susceptibility to, 15 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 3 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 4 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 5 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 6 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 7 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 8 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, susceptibility to, 9 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, X-linked, susceptibility to, 1 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, X-linked, susceptibility to, 2 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Autism, X-linked, susceptibility to, 3 ... Loss of social skills already acquired, Unusual language, Impaired social interaction, Not responding to name, Loss of words, Lack of social play, Inability to make friends, Not look at people, Avoid eye contact, Confusing pronouns, Not liking cuddles, Inability to sustain conversation, Language stereotyped, Echolalia
  • Azarcon-induced lead poisoning ... learning problems

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Conditions listing medical complications: Learning disabilities:

The following list of medical conditions have Learning disabilities or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Learning disabilities Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Learning disabilities based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Learning disabilities?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Learning disabilities, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Learning disabilities:

    Subtypes of Learning disabilities:

    Reading symptoms (73 causes), Writing symptoms (35 causes), Language problems (122 causes), School problems (520 causes), Learning disability (397 causes), Social problems (126 causes), Alcohol intoxication (11 causes), Social withdrawal (52 causes), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (4 causes), Alcohol use (19 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Learning disabilities:

    Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), School problems (520 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Developmental symptoms (4007 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

    Symptoms related to Learning disabilities:

    Developmental delay, Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Difficulty reading, Fetal alcohol syndrome (4 causes), Rett syndrome, Autistic disorders, Autism, Asperger syndrome (3 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Learning disabilities

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Learning disabilities

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