Learning Disorders

Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are umbrella terms for a wide variety of learning problems. Learning disorders look very different from one person to the next – some may struggle with reading and spelling, while others have a hard time with math. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation – it is something that people are born with. A child diagnosed with a learning disability is not stupid or lazy. Even though we now know how to mitigate the effects of most learning disorders with specific, targeted approaches to learning, they can be frustrating for children. Children with a learning disability may have difficulty in the classroom and outside of it and sometimes have trouble expressing their feelings, making friends, calming themselves down, or reading nonverbal cues. A qualified mental health professional can help. If you, a child in your care, or a family member has been diagnosed with a learning disability, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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I have a background in LD/ADHD assessments and neuropsychology. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, I obtained a Master's in Learning Disabilities from one of the top institutions in the field, Northwestern University. I can help you interpret your testing results, understand how they impact your day-to-day functioning, and teach you to advocate for yourself or your child whether at school or in the workplace.

— Lori Bolnick, Clinical Psychologist in Schaumburg, IL

Parents are often worried when their child has learning problems in school. There are many reasons for school failure, but a common one is a learning disability. The evaluation involves a comprehensive assessment of your child’s cognitive abilities and academic development. I will then make recommendations on appropriate school placement, the need for special help such as special educational services (IEP/504), and help you assist your child in maximizing his or her learning potential.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

I am somebody who has struggled with dyslexia attention deficit. I know what it’s like to be told that you will never be able to own a house own a new car because you will never be able to get a job that will pay enough to support that type of lifestyle.... You can read my page about supporting individuals with learning the differences at https://lljc.live/counseling-for-dyslexia-and-learning-disabilities/ . There is not enough space for me to dive into that here.

— Justice Arledge, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

People with learning disorders such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and executive functioning issues often have gifts on the flip side that are buried deep within after years of being told they "aren't trying hard enough." Over time they begin to fuse with the thought that they are stupid when in fact many are highly intelligent. I offer parent coaching and support to help children with learning disorders reach their fullest potential. I provide advocacy, support and therapy to help address deficits and build on strengths to improve overall sense of competence and self esteem. I also refer to local community resources and specialists (occupational/speech therapy, developmental optometrists, educational specialists) as needed.

— Rachelle Miller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Spokane Valley, WA
 

Learning disorders can impact kids, teens and their parents in unexpected ways. It's not only that academics can be challenging, but also the way you hear what people say to you, your relationships, your emotions and resulting behavior can be significantly affected. Ever had your child with ADHD have a complete meltdown when transitioning from one activity to another? Ever struggled to get your child with a Reading Disorder off to school? Then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

— Laura Morlok, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in ,
 

Speech and language disorders Following directions Making wants and needs known Augmentive devices Articulation Stuttering Social skills Cognition Understanding prepositions, pronouns, adjectives, nouns, verbs, etc. categorization Increasing vocabulary Literacy skills Turoring

— Olga Utley-Rodriguez, Therapist in San Antonio, TX

Sheri has over two decades experience helping children and adolescents with ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome, first in the public school system and then as an Art Therapist. Art Therapy directives are used to build social skills, self esteem, cognitive skills, and communication skills.

— Sheri Stephens, Art Therapist in Kent, WA
 

Greg has a particular, personal affinity for working with individuals who have neurodevelopmental issues such as reading challenges, ADHD, and are on the ASD spectrum. He strives to help clients understand the causes and nature of their challenges and successfully navigate the associated difficulties, improving relations in all areas of daily life.

— Greg Hill, Psychotherapist in Toronto,

We provide full comprehensive evaluations of learning disability e.g., dyslexia for children and adolescents. Our evaluations include an individual support plan and school companion document.

— Summit Psychological Assessment & Consultation, Educational Psychologist in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
 

Learning Disorders can have far more impacts than just in the classroom. They often have wide-ranging effects and can even change the things we do regardless of what we want. In therapy, we cah explore these effects and look at how you want to work past these barriers.

— Guy Smith, Counselor in Fitchburg, WI

I too live with a learning disability called dyslexia. Do you have a learning disability, and it is impacting school, work, and life? Let's chat.

— Christopher Jackson, Counselor in Kenosha, WI
 

Adolescents with learning disabilities can find school much harder to manage - assignments and tasks takes longer, be more challenging, and potentially be more frustrating. In addition to addressing emotions tied to learning, I also work with adolescents to strengthen their self-advocacy so they can effectively ask for help. I also provide school consultations and observations - collaborating with a school team can have positive impact on academic success and social-emotional wellbeing.

— Tsuilei Mace, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA