Children's Study Initiative

Devoted to Children with Learning Disabilities

At the outset we have to exclude the external factors which can negatively influence learning, like family and school related stressors. Evaluation of learning disorder requires individually administered tests of intellectual ability and scholastic skills. Diagnosis is based on the presence of a significant discrepancy between the scholastic skills and the intellectual capacity of the individual. The IQ should be above 70. Other factors in the child which can lead to scholastic backwardness like siginificant behavioral and emotional problems have to be excluded.