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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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 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
 

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 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

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 Latorre, Clinical Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO
 

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

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
 

I will be leading a class for families navigating the complexities of special education. I hold a Professional Educators License (PEL) and have experience working in the public education system that accredits me to provide school social work services. As a current mental health therapist, I invite parents and caregivers to learn about the special education process in a supportive therapeutic environment.

— Ami Goetz, Therapist in Chicago, 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
 

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

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
 

Learning disorders can feel overwhelming, and it can feel like you are always trying to fight to act and think like everyone else, it can feel stressful when others are pushing you to fit in. We can work together to help you find your strengths, identify the stress and struggles, and create goals to help you connect and grow as the person you are meant to be.

— Kelsey Darmochwal, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN