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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1259-68, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2008.08.001.

Learning disabilities: definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis, and intervention strategies.

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  • Department of Pediatric Neurology, University of Leuven Medical School, University Hospitals KULeuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. lieven.lagae@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

Abstract

Learning problems occur in about 5% of school-aged children. Learning disabilities are specific and life-long but present with different school problems at different ages, depending on such factors as age, medical history, family history, and intelligence quotient. Proper individualized diagnosis and treatment plans are necessary to remediate these problems and to offer adequate coping strategies. Many children who have learning problems can be classified into one of two major categories: the dyslexia group or the nonverbal learning disability group. The role of the medical professional is important to guide parents in the diagnostic and therapeutic process.

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