My child is too smart to have a learning disability, they're just anxious!
There is a lot to unpack in this statement.
For starters, research has proven that just because a child is intelligent, does not mean they can't have a learning difference. Your child may be twice exceptional-- both extremely intelligent and also challenged. Read more about how to support a twice exceptional child.
Furthermore, children who learn differently often have an anxiety disorder. Many times, this anxiety develops as a result of their academic struggles. Up to 30 percent of children and 53 percent of adults with ADHD have an anxiety disorder.
Read more about the connection between anxiety and the following learning differences:
Anxiety and Dyslexia (includes links to other, extremely useful, related articles at the end)