You know your child better than anyone else, so take the lead in looking into your options, learning about new treatments and services, and overseeing your child's education. All children can be both exhilarating and exhausting, but it may seem that your child with a learning disability is especially so. Sternberg  has argued that early remediation can greatly reduce the number of children meeting diagnostic criteria for learning disabilities. Patient Comments Learning Disability - Diagnosis What testing was effective for diagnosing your learning disability? The most common types of learning disabilities involve problems with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening, and speaking. Another person with learning disabilities may have problems with understanding math.