Learning Disorders Symptoms

(Also Known As: Learning Disability Symptoms, Nonverbal Learning Disorders Symptoms, Learning Disorder NOS Symptoms, Cognitive Learning Disorders Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Learning Disorders?

The symptoms of learning disorders involve various set of attributes which have an impact on the development and achievement of the child. Some of these symptoms are present in all children at some point during their development. An individual with learning disability has a group of symptoms which do not disappear as they become older 4.

The most common symptom of learning disorders includes the following:

  • Short attention span
  • Poor memory
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Difficulty in differentiating letters, numbers, or sounds
  • Poor reading and/or writing skills
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Problems with sequencing
  • Disorganization and other sensory problems

In addition, children with this disorder may manifest other symptoms which may include the following:

  • Varying performance on a daily basis
  • Shows inappropriate responses in various instances
  • Easily distracted, restless, and impulsive
  • Words do not match with their actions
  • Has a problem with their discipline
  • Has problems coping with change
  • Poor listening and memory skills
  • Cannot distinguish right from left
  • Has a problem spelling out words
  • Interchanges letters
  • Difficulty in positioning letters in their proper order
  • Has difficulty understanding words and concepts
  • Delayed speech development

Could You Have Learning Disorders?

Learning Disorders Topics

Related Conditions

Asperger’s Syndrome – autism, restricted social interaction
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity
Autism – impaired social interaction, impaired communication ability, Asperger’s Syndrome
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – delayed development in language, motor skills and social functions, autism, repetitive behavior
Mental Retardation – sub-average cognitive function, developmental delays, learning disorders
Rett’s Disorder – pervasive developmental disorder, cognitive impairment, regressing condition