Although most children experience difficulties with learning and behavior from time to time, a consistent pattern of the following behaviors over time should be considered an indication to seek further help.
Trouble or delayed development in:
• learning the alphabet
• rhyming words
• connecting sounds and letters
• counting and learning numbers
• using scissors, crayons and paints
• reacting too little or too much
• using words or stringing them together into phrases
• remembering the names of colors
• dressing without assistance
• learning new vocabulary
• speaking in full sentences
• retelling stories
• remembering newly learned information
• playing with peers
• moving from one activity to another
• expressing thoughts orally or in writing
• remembering routines
Adapted from “About LD,” available on the
NationalCenter for Learning Disabilities Web site, www.ncld.org.
From United Parenting Publications, March.