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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do children outgrow a learning disability?

    My son has dyslexia, is this something he will outgrow?
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  • Serving the interests of children and young people with childhood language and related disorders View Profile

    It is rare for a child to ‘outgrow’ a learning disability. With hard work and regular intervention, children can improve and learn strategies to compensate for their difficulties so that they can participate and achieve with their peers. Support can be accessed through a specialist teacher or a speech langauge pathologist.

  • Aphrodite Zoitas is a qualified Psychologist specialising in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has experience in working with children, adolescents and their families to provide … View Profile

    It is unlikely that children outgrow a learning disability, however with intervention they can improve their learning skills and adopt strategies to address their difficulties. The earlier a learning disability is identified and the more individualised intervention a child receives can help to determine their learning success. As adults, people tend to specialise in a particular field, and therefore they learn to become productive in certain aspects of life and are able to function successfully.

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