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Diagnosing Specific Learning Disabilities: The Process 

Diagnosing Specific Learning Disabilities: The Process
Diagnosing Specific Learning Disabilities: The Process

Yitzchak Frank

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date: 22 February 2020

The purpose of the evaluation is to confirm a possible diagnosis of specific learning disability (SLD), identification of a possible behavioral comorbidity, and finding an etiology for the condition. Comorbidity between SLD and other behavioral disorders, including pervasive developmental disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is common. Depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and conduct disorder may also co-occur with learning disability (LD). A behavioral screening should be part of the evaluation of every child with a learning disability. The clinician needs to be acquainted with the symptoms and signs of these behavioral disorders. A careful review of the child’s symptoms and the use of validated behavioral forms may detect these comorbid behavioral conditions.

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