Today's Tip for Families

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Ask for Help If You Suspect Your Teen May Have a Learning Disability

Teens with learning disabilities can do very well in school—when they get the special help they need.

Not all learning disabilities are recognized when children are very young. If you think your teen needs special help with learning activities, don’t hesitate to call his school counselor. Find out what assessments may be available to evaluate your teen.

You can also ask the counselor about the accommodations the school can provide, if appropriate, to make it easier for him to learn and achieve. These can include such things as having extra time to take a test or being allowed to use an audio recorder in the classroom. Such accommodations are included in the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) which schools develop for students with disabilities.

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