“Diagnosis /di·ag·no·sis/ (di″ag-no´sis) the determination of the nature of a case of a disease or the distinguishing of one disease from another.”
– Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc.

Diagnoses describe a group of symptoms or behaviors. However,  since every individual is unique, they won’t fit perfectly in a box – and we should not attempt to make them fit.  As it says in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 37a), “The world was created (just) for me.”

Individuals grow and change; therefore, a diagnosis doesn’t define the ultimate potential of any given child.

In fact, sometimes it might be too early to make a diagnosis. Here are two links to some diagnoses:

Florida Health Diagnosis List

CDC Developmental Disabilities Facts


The Statistics

of the population are affected by dyslexia
of people with learning differences have dyslexia

If you suspect a learning disorder the most important first step is to support your learner’s journey to understanding their strengths and challenges.

Americans Live With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
of Children Have Been Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability