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Is my child behind or is it a learning disability?

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 20:39:18-04

In the United States, more than 14 million people have learning and thinking differences like dyslexia and ADHD - and many more are undiagnosed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families have spent more time together than ever before and might be picking up on new changes in their child’s development that they don’t fully understand. The signs of learning and thinking differences aren’t always clear and can feel overwhelming for families to navigate. Helpful resources and supportive communities can be hard to find, making everyday life even more difficult.

Take N.O.T.E is a new initiative launched in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics that includes the first memory device designed to help families spot the signs of possible learning disabilities and ADHD. The initiative’s digital resource provides families with the tools to notice, observe and track patterns in their child’s behavior with downloadable tools.