Does My Student Have a Learning Disability? – ADDitude

Does your student show signs of ADHD — or a learning disabilities? Educators and parents, use this chart to determine which symptoms suggest dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, auditory processing disorder, language processing disorder, and/or nonverbal learning disorder.

Q: One of my eighth-grade students has trouble with attention and focus when I give her a reading assignment. She stares out the window or looks around the classroom. She has problems reading most material, whether it’s reading aloud or on a computer screen. Could she have a learning disability, not ADHD?

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