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 ,

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
 

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

I assess for learning disorders in math, reading, and writing.

— Jaime Long, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
 

Learning disorders are confusing, complicated, and frustrating. I have years of experience with helping clients with learning disorders and look forward to speaking with you of how I can help.

— Melissa Dempsey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Augusta, GA

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 offer psychological evaluation services to adolescents (15+) and adults for the purposes of clarifying diagnoses related to, but not limited to learning disorders.

— Chelsea Martin, Clinical Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO

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 have two children who struggled through school in different ways with their different learning disorders.

— Sandy Bevington, Clinical Trainee in Omaha, NE

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
 

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 such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia have the potential to cause significant impairment in educational functioning. Psychological testing can provide diagnostic clarification and effective recommendations to address the academic difficulties and improve educational functioning.

— Kristin Anderson, Psychologist in Bluffton, SC