The symptoms of learning disabilities are a diverse set of characteristics which affect development and achievement.
Some of these symptoms can be found in all children at some time during their development. However, a person with learning disabilities has a cluster of these symptoms which do not disappear as s/he grows older.
Most frequently displayed symptoms:
• short attention span,
• poor memory,
• difficulty following directions,
• inability to discriminate between/among letters, numerals, or sounds,
• poor reading and/or writing ability,
• eye-hand coordination problems; poorly coordinated,
• difficulties with sequencing, and/or
• disorganization and other sensory difficulties.
Other characteristics that may be present:
• performs differently from day to day,
• responds inappropriately in many instances,
• distractible, restless, impulsive,
• says one thing, means another,
• difficult to discipline,
• doesn’t adjust well to change,
• difficulty listening and remembering,
• difficulty telling time and knowing right from left,
• difficulty sounding out words,
• reverses letters,
• places letters in incorrect sequence,
• difficulty understanding words or concepts, and/or
• delayed speech development; immature speech.