Learning disabilitiesLearning disabilitiesLearning disabilitiesLEnglishDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-03-06T05:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>A child with a learning disability has significant challenges with reading, writing and/or math. These learning problems can affect how they perform in school. Learn more about learning disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.</p><p>A child with a learning disability has significant challenges with reading, writing and/or math. These learning problems can affect how they perform in school. Learn more about learning disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.<br></p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZbtV1QKBaFc" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>For more videos from SickKids experts in collaboration with Youngster, visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKMd2cYwegtZX19uHdNLQA">Youngster on YouTube</a>.<br></p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Learning disabilities: Overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A learning disability is when a child with age-appropriate intellectual abilities has significant challenges with reading, writing or math. Learn about learning disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=653&language=English">Learning disabilities: Overview</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Typical milestones in children</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some typical milestones for children and what to look out for if you suspect your child is not meeting these milestones.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=732&language=English">Speech and language milestones</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=720&language=English">Phonological awareness</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=651&language=English">Reading milestones</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3871&language=English">Writing milestones</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=722&language=English">Mathemetics milestones</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Dyslexia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects reading and writing. Learn how to tell if your child has dyslexia and what you can do to help them.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=307&language=English">Dyslexia</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Reading disabilities</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A reading disability is when a child with age-appropriate intellectual abilities has significant challenges with reading. 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Learn about math disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3861&language=English">Mathematics disabilities: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=723&language=English">Mathematics resources</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Living with a learning disability</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learning disabilities can have an impact both at school and at home. 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