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Raise geniuses -- or just make sure your kids don't fail out of school -- with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A record of your child's behavior patterns
- Professional advice
- Psychotropic drugs (optional)
Note delayed development
Notice delays in milestones. A long wait for your child's first words or first steps can indicate a problem.
Document patterns of inattentiveness, carelessness, and slow responses. Avoiding mental challenges may be symptomatic of a larger problem.
Note problems with instructions
Watch for problems following instructions. A learning-disabled child will have trouble remembering spoken or written instructions and retaining skills and facts.
Watch for impaired memory and processing
Notice if your child misreads information or transposes number, letter, or story sequences.
Be aware of physical problems
Watch to see if your child has poor balance, has trouble running and jumping, or struggles with handling small objects.
Notice temper and behavior
Don't ignore your child's temper. Some learning-disabled children are prone to behavioral problems.
Keep abreast with help
Be aware of changing symptoms as your child progresses through school. Talk to your doctor, who can refer you to a specialist.