Clinical Child Psychiatry

Third Edition

William M. Klykylo and Jerald Kay

Multiple Choice Questions

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Chapter 20, Question 66.

66.Which of the following is true regarding learning disorders?

a. A diagnosis of a learning disorder can be made only after attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been ruled out as a cause of the academic problems.

b. Emotional difficulties are not an associated finding with learning disorders.

c. Oppositional behaviors are not seen with learning disorders.

d. Half of children diagnosed with learning or communication disorders also exhibit behavioral characteristics that could lead to a psychiatric diagnosis.

e. The best way to screen for the presence of a reading disorder is to administer a standardized test to assess for reading level.