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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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

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
 

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

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

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 specialize in comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to determine cognitive & academic strengths/weaknesses, as well as his or her psychological processing (auditory, visual-perceptual, visual-motor, etc.), and social-emotional/behavioral, functioning. For instance, does your child have a learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia)? If a disability or diagnosis is identified, the student may be found eligible to receive special accommodations/supports.

— Crystal Patel, Educational Psychologist in Simi Valley, CA
 

I offer comprehensive psychological evaluations to identify potential learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. I offer support to children and families with understanding their child's unique learning style and support them in navigating the complex school system to ensure they are receiving the necessary supports within the classroom.

— Jennifer Russo, Educational Psychologist in Pleasant Hill, CA

I have specific experience supporting adolescents and young adults who experience learning disorders as well as supporting parents and caregivers who have children with learning disorders. My first masters is in special education and I spent many years in New York City schools working with children and youth who experience learning disorders and other neuro-diverse experiences.

— Alia Roth, Psychotherapist in New York, NY
 

We teach kids how to learn by focusing on executive functioning skills. These are high-level skills that develop early in childhood and mature throughout adulthood, including: Attending, planning, goal setting, self-monitoring, self-evaluation, visualization, reflecting on performance, modulating actions, organizing, self-awareness, etc.

— Shyanne Heise, Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

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
 

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

— Jaime Long, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

I do comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults to assess for learning disorders, ADHD, and other conditions which may affect learning.

— Jessica Myszak, Psychologist in Glenview, IL
 

As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I have experience evaluating and diagnosing children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia using comprehensive assessment tools.

— Danett Williams, Educational Psychologist in San Francisco, CA