Common learning disabilities include impairments or delays in the development of language, speech, writing, visual learning, cognitive abilities or social skills, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Early intervention is important to prevent children from struggling with feelings of embarrassment, confusion or frustration related to these disabilities.
A child may be diagnosed with a learning disability based on testing. A child scoring at a normal or above-normal level on intelligence testing who does not exhibit that potential on reading, writing or math standardized achievement tests may be diagnosed with a learning disability. Psychosocial behavioral therapies, medication treatment and a special education curriculum are interventions sometimes utilized to assist children with common learning disabilities.