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Last Update Date: 05 November 2019

What is the Learning Difficulty Test?

It is the name of the test, that helps to determine if the individual has difficulty on reading, writing, learning mathematical operations, adaptation, and etc. even if there is no mental problem at all. The following learning difficulty test is used to facilitate observation by evaluating learning difficulty symptoms.

Learning Disability Test

ATTENTION: Only test results are not enough to diagnose SLD (specific learning difficulty). Only specialist doctors can diagnose SLD. The test, shared below, is prepared for you to evaluate the questions of yours better about "Do I need an expert consultation (Child Psychiatry or Neurology)?" according to the results you will get.


1- Is the reading ability worse than peers?
2- Do not like reading at all.
3- Is reading speed lower than peers?
4- Have difficulty to remember the pronunciations of some letters or cannot learn them
5- Feel like have to follow the sentences with a finger while reading silently or aloud constantly?
6- Jump letter or words while reading a text which is appropriate for the age?
7- Make up a new word that changes the meaning instead of the original one in the mind while reading? (Example: Reading the word pleasure like please)
8- Behind the peers in terms of spelling?
9- Struggle to understand what he or she has read?
10- Confuse b with d, or E with 3, or 6 with 9, etc.?
11- Have messy handwriting and this makes it hard to read what is written by him or her?
12- Do not like writing tasks?
13- Write slower than peers?
14- Make spelling errors? (Example: m instead of n, 3 instead of 8, an instead of a)
15- Miss some letters or add new ones to the word while writing?
16- Have spelling errors more than peers? Have trouble with punctuation or capitalization?
17- Have trouble writing properly on one line, cannot finish one line and pass to another one? Miss the line on the paper while writing and have a messy paper design? And etc.
18- Struggle to draw proper and symmetric straight lines, letters or symbols?
19- Draw worse than peers, especially human?
20- Have difficulty with math operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division?
21- Struggle with arithmetic operations suitable for the age?
22- Confuse math symbols or operations (example: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)?
23- Struggle to find the result without using fingers for math operations even if it is suitable for the age?
24- Act without thinking properly, do the first thing comes to mind?
25- Get angry when cannot get what he or she wants, and overreact?
26- Do not like criticism and do not care?
27- Mostly introvert and alone? Have almost no friends?
28- Difficult for friends to get on with her or him?
29- Struggle to get along with peers? Prefer to be friends with older or younger ones?
30- Always be dreamy and careless?
31- Struggle with rules? Resist the authority at school?
32- Struggle to get into with new things and processes?
33- Express fast emotional change, feel unhappy and pessimist suddenly with no reason?
34- Struggle with self-confidence?
35- Have some habit spasm or tics? Play with hair or eat nails or beat lips?
36- Have problems with appearance?


  1. Dyslexia: Reading disorder. Confusing syllables and letters, skipping letters are observed on dyslectic people. For more detailed information, read What is Dyslexia?
  2. Dyscalculia: It means having difficulty in learning mathematical operations. Children with dyscalculia have difficulty in understanding numbers and symbols and performing mathematical operations. For more detailed information, you can read "What is Dyscalculia?"
  3. Dysgraphia: It means having difficulties writing. Children with dysgraphia have difficulty in writing the letters on the correct way around, specifying lines and skipping letters.
  4. Dyspraxia: It is a kind of adaptation problem. Children with dyspraxia have difficulties following the rules. They may fail to perform healthy bilateral relationships. They may move slowly and experience balance problems.

What Special Learning Difficulty is not?

  • Specific learning difficulty is not a visual or auditory disorder.
  • It is not a problem of intelligence or mental retardation.
  • It is not a falling behind situation due to the negative social and cultural conditions.

The definitions above are quite relieving and highly scientific (accurate) definitions for the parents who try to cope with the learning difficulties. In fact, in order to describe learning disabilities, the term ‘genius disease’ is used. Children with SLD (specific learning difficulty) are usually gifted and talented children. The important thing is to help children in particular areas in which they are having difficulty or helps discover their strengths. In this article, we shared important information that would be useful for anyone who is taking care of the responsibilities for children with learning disabilities.

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Children, who use MentalUP, do visual, mathematical, and verbal intelligence exercises, which have gamified structure and develop their attention, memory and problem-solving skills. You can check out the exercise results of your children and the differences between their peers on the MentalUP PERFORMANCE REPORTS page.

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What is the Specific Learning Difficulty, its Causes and Learning Disorder Treatment

Specific learning difficulties are thought to be affected by genetic factors but the exact reasons are still a misery. On the other hand, it is not possible that treatment does not completely remove all the negativities. Experts state that there is no available learning disorder treatment, but it is possible to overcome difficulties mostly with custom education.

The skills and abilities should be evaluated with special education methods. Weaknesses should be identified and specific tutorial programs should be performed to address these weaknesses. Their strengths should be improved and you should help them in boosting their self-confidence.

If attention deficit is observed with learning difficulties, ADHD treatment can be applied. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is treated with or without medication according to the size and type of problem.