Not everyone processes information in the same way, but when a child or adult experiences difficulty processing, understanding and using information, it may be an indication of a learning disability.
There is no “cure’ for learning disabilities, which typically persist throughout the patient’s lifespan; however, special instructional programs are available that help those afflicted with a learning disability find ways to cope with, compensate for, and manage the condition. The Family Psychology Place offers professional assessment of learning disabilities in Calgary and we are happy to assist you in choosing the best course of action for dealing with these problems.
The presence of a learning disability does not mean that a child cannot learn or is less intelligent than their peers. In fact, most children with learning disabilities are just as intelligent as their classmates, and some are even more so. The term “learning disability” simply describes a different way of learning and processing information, which may require alternative teaching methods in order for the student to learn the material effectively.
Signs and Symptoms of a Learning Disability
The first indication most parents have that their child may be afflicted with a learning disability is when the child begins to have problems comprehending or utilizing the lessons they are being taught. However, each case is unique. Some afflicted children have trouble learning basic skills, while others easily master the basics but have difficulty applying those skills to problem solving exercises or using them to complete higher level school work.
Early detection of learning disabilities and implementation of intervention methods are critical for helping your child cope with a learning disability. If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, don’t delay; call The Family Psychology Place to book an appointment for a learning disability assessment.
We use evidence-based treatment plans to provide support and tutoring for people in need.
ADHD Counseling, Social Skills Help, Tutoring, Parenting…