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GENETICS
1. A family history of learning disabilities

2. Being adopted or fostered. Many adopted or fostered children have a higher rate of learning disabilities

INFANCY

3. Was the bay born prematurely with a low AGPAR score.

4. Did the baby have frequent ear infections that may have affected hearing? These symptoms might indicate the presence of a learning disability

MOTOR/PERCEPTUAL SKILLS

Look for difficulty in any of the following areas:

5. Gross motor skills eg hopping, skipping, walking on a narrow ledge (balancing) Fine motor skills eg cutting with scissors, tracing along a line and showing frustration

6. Drawing / Copying from the board or from a book andgetting frustrated trying

7. Difficulty with pencil grip / knife and fork grip

8 Has difficulty naming objects or naming things in sequence eg days of the week, months of the year.
PRIMARY / GRADE SCHOOL

9. Problems in understanding directions or giving directions

10 Problems with time concepts ie telling the time or understanding the concepts of before/after/later

11 Problems recalling facts or telling a story factually and sequentially eg recalling a family outing

12 Slow to learn the connection between letters and their sounds

13 Reverses b and d or u and n and sometimes d/b and p

14 Difficulty reading words – finds it difficult to decode the symbols

15 Frustrated when trying to read and gives excuses not to eg. I have a headache today. My tummy is too sore to read.

16 Remembering and following instructions

17 Has difficulty memorizing times tables or words for a play or phone numbers

18..Very forgetful about what to bring to school or taking homework home

19 Following instructions for step by step procedures eg a recipe.

20 Poor self management skills – inability to get a task started / inability to maintain a level of attention/ Poor planning

 
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