Learning disabilities are found in 7.6% of children in the US.
Does your child struggle repeatedly in certain areas of learning? Are your child’s skills highly uneven? Are there some types of learning that seem much more difficult than others – maybe reading and spelling, or math, or written expression, memory, or speed of thinking?
Your child may have a learning disability. Learning disabilities (LD) are neurological disorders that make it especially hard to acquire specific academic skills. More than 2.4 million students in the US have been diagnosed with a learning disability. It is not easy to recognize a learning disability. There is no single indicator or sign.
Types of learning disabilities include reading disability (dyslexia), mathematics disability (dyscalculia) and writing disability (dysgraphia).
Early recognition of learning disabilities is important. There is much that can be done to help your child learn better and with less frustration. Many kids with LD feel that they are “stupid” even if they never say it aloud. Usually they feel much better knowing that the difficulty is quite specific and understanding that they can improve with hard work and practice.
Learning disabilities teamwork
At the NeuroDevelopment Center, we will work together as a team – you, your child’s teachers, your child, and our neuropsychologists – to understand your child’s learning difficulties. Your voice will be heard – completely and carefully. Teachers and other school professionals will also help us to understand. We will also want to understand it from your child’s point of view as well. Finally, we supplement this picture of the child with information gained from neuropsychological tests proven to illuminate different building blocks of learning, and with our neuropsychologist’s highly trained and practiced observation. Then we put this information together to reveal the unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses and to craft a set of recommendations to help your child succeed.
Learning disabilities assessment
Learning disabilities treatment
Parenting a child with a learning disability
Disabilities only? No way. Many amazingly accomplished people have learning disabilities:
- Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Louis Pasteur are believed to have had learning disabilities
- Walt Disney also probably had learning disabilities
- George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, and Nelson Rockefeller were dyslexic