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How early should kids be assessed for a learning disability?

Learning Disability

Parents may be concerned about labeling young children, but when should they consider an assessment for a possible learning disability?

Homework problems? Check your eyes.

If your child gets headaches or eye strain during homework time, or even if he or she has reading problems, optometrists suggest an eye exam. As many as one in twenty children suffer from “convergence insufficiency”, in which the eye muscles must work harder to focus on text. The eyes have to turn slightly inward…