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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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 Frederick, MD

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 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. Being neurodivergent doesn't mean there is something "wrong".

— Lori Bolnick, Clinical Psychologist in Schaumburg, IL

I'm a licensed & certified school psychologist who worked in the school system for years doing educational testing, counseling, & crisis response before I decided to branch off on my own & open a private practice. My experience in the schools gives me a unique perspective as a private practice owner; I now have much more time to spend with my clients (finally!), but I also have the knowledge of the ins, outs, strengths, & weaknesses of the psychological services available in our education system

— Farah Downs, Educational Psychologist in Maitland, FL

With specialized training in neuropsychological testing, I offer comprehensive evaluations to identify potential learning challenges such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. Through a comprehensive assessment process, including standardized testing and clinical observation, I provide personalized recommendations to support children in overcoming academic barriers and maximizing their learning potential.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL

As a specialist in learning disorders, my role as an assessor and educational consultant is crucial in identifying specific challenges and developing effective academic strategies. I focus on detailed evaluations to secure appropriate 504 accommodations, ensuring students with learning disorders receive the necessary support. My expertise lies in understanding each student's unique learning needs, assisting parents through the 504 and IEP process.

— Bryce Gibbs PhD, Clinical Psychologist in austin, 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

Dr. Davenport has a special interest in working with individuals who are learning disabled1. He understands that learning disorders can present unique challenges in both academic and personal life. His approach involves a thorough understanding of the individual’s specific learning disorder, and the development of personalized strategies to manage and overcome these challenges. Using a combination of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, Dr. Davenport aims to empower

— Charles Davenport, Psychologist in Sarasota, FL

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,

I have experience regarding IDEA and DSM diagnosis and treatment of individuals with learning disorders. Including but not limited to dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, Auditory Processing, and more.

— Sabrina Carboni, Educational Psychologist

Through my experiences as an educator and therapist, I can provide psychoeducation and guidance to help children and families navigate through the process of accessing support through the schools when learning difficulties have been identified or suspected. While there is no cure for a learning disability, therapy can help children and families consider best ways to maintain high self esteem and confidence, learn how to self-advocate and collaborate with professionals.

— Boni Hall, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Wilmington, NC

I perform cognitive and learning evaluations for school-age children in order to determine learning disorders or intellectual disability. I have been assessing school-age children for cognitive and learning disorders for six years.

— Brian Burgoyne, Clinical Psychologist in Littleton, CO

I am a practicing School Psychologist who has worked in the Elementary (K-6) and High School (9-12) levels. I work closely with General Education and Special Education teachers to help design intervention and instructional approaches for student success. Furthermore, I emphasize finding collaborative solutions that provide meaningful (positive) impacts on students' lives.

— Jarrett Clifton, Educational Psychologist in El Cajon, CA