Learning disability refers to a group of disorders that begin in childhood and affect the way your child processes information. These disabilities make it hard for children to learn, do well on tests, and keep up with their classmates.
Most learning disabilities involve problems with the basics: math, reading, and writing. However, many children with learning disabilities also have attentional, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
These are a few examples of common learning disabilities:
Children with dyscalculia have poor math comprehension. They have a hard time understanding numbers and math concepts.
Dysgraphia affects your child’s fine motor skills. As a result, they have a hard time writing, which in turn interferes with their ability to learn math and other school subjects. These children are usually poor spellers who also have a hard time with organization and planning.
Children with dyslexia struggle with word recognition and spelling. For example, they may not be able to identify or to connect letters and letter combinations with the sounds they represent.
This disability causes problems in understanding or expressing language. Children may not grasp the word meanings, the order of words, or how changing word order affects meaning.
Children with a nonverbal learning disability can’t interpret or understand facial expressions and body language.
Your child may have a learning disability if they:
If you notice any of these signs, or your child’s teacher expresses concern about your child’s performance, it’s time to contact High Desert Psychological Services.
Without early intervention, your child will fall further behind as each new lesson builds upon the previous one. The sooner your child receives a diagnosis, the faster they can get help. In addition to receiving the best therapy, they may qualify for additional support or accommodations at school.
To get help for your child’s learning disability, call High Desert Psychological Services or book an appointment online today.