Learning Disabilities

A learning disability is the inability of the brain to process and learn information the way it is typically presented. Information presented in a different manner would not necessarily expose a learning disability - thus learning disabilities do not have to stifle creativity or output. (Check out this article to see a clinical learning disabilities definition ). The causes of learning disabilities vary from genetics to brain injuries, but are much less important than the solutions.
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Everyone finds it difficult to learn when information is presented only one way. For instance some people are visual learners, while others do better hearing information. If teachers were silent and only used flash cards during class, the list of learning disabilities would grow by leaps and bounds. Few would succeed in class if information were only presented visually. Unfortunately, students with these disabilities do have difficulty learning because the information is not presented to them the way their brains learn.
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Learning disabilities discussions typically includes reference the most prominent and discussed types such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Nevertheless, there are many types all differentiated by small nuances in the brain. Some are auditory, some visual while others involve the connection between learning something and then being able to reproduce what's been learned.
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Learning disabilities statistics
are a reflection of the way children are typically taught, thus the way information is typically presented. Statistics inside the home schooling community are quite different since home school teachers can more easily adapt to the way students learn and process information. Testing for learning disabilities is the first step to understand how the students brain works thus enabling the student to adapt to the learning and gives the instructor a path to present the information.
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We would love to talk with you about learning disabilities and how you or your child can thrive despite them. Don't go down the road alone. We can help you navigate the Individual Education Plan, better known as the IEP, process at school, help your teacher understand how to help and give the student some confidence going forward. Just call us!

The fastest path to success is focused help

We’ve been helping children overcome learning disabilities for 30 years now and in that time we’ve learned some wonderful things. One of those things is that what seems to be a problem on the surface might not be the actual problem. 

And until you identify the actual problem, you might spend a lot of time get tutoring without actually solving the problem.  

Let me give you some examples: 

We’d love to talk with you about your child’s learning disability. Just call us [(845) 628-7910] or fill out our contact form.

-Dr. Linda

Adult Learning Disability

adult-learning-disorderIs it possible you have an adult learning disability? The answer is a resounding yes for sure. And in most cases the adult has known it since they were a child and have learned how to adapt to overcome it. But for many the frustration it causes is just. . . well. . .downright frustrating. Fortunately, that can go away. [Read more…]

Learning Disabilities Tutor

We’ve been learning disabilities tutors for a long time.  And for some of our students, we’re their mentors and friends for a long time after that. In a world that doesn’t really understand learning disabilities – you sure do find family when you get together. [Read more…]

Learning Disability Schools

There are learning disability schools all over the U.S. With the rigidity of public school instruction methods, children with learning disabilities thrive at these kinds of schools. What could be better than being in an environment with other kids who learn the same way you do and instructors who are well trained to do so? [Read more…]

Learning Disabilities Assessment

Conducting a learning disabilities assessment isn’t like diagnosing a broken bone. While both events require tests, the broken bone tests provide a film to see an actual fracture. With a learning disability, there’s no film and no fracture. In fact, there’s nothing really wrong at all. [Read more…]

Learning Disability Programs

Our learning disability programs are some of the best in the country. Whether you need help diagnosing your learning disability, understanding the IEP process from an experienced viewpoint, or access to at home study products you can use yourself, we’ve got you covered with everything you need. [Read more…]

Famous people with learning disabilities

One of the benefits of learning about famous people with learning disabilities is the hope they provide to young people battling those same disabilities. Unfortunately, if the young people don’t know who the famous people are part of the effect is gone. [Read more…]

Math Learning Disabilities: Symptoms in Grade School Children

The parents of a fourth grade student suspected their son may have math learning disabilities and wanted to know how that was diagnosed. They explained that their son performed well in his other classes, but struggled with math. [Read more…]

List of Learning Disabilities

If you’ve been looking, you’ll agree it’s not easy to find a complete list of learning disabilities. Perhaps that’s because there really are too many to speak of in one article. So the following is a list of learning disabilities. It isn’t sorted by any importance, popularity or severity, it’s just a list. [Read more…]

Nonverbal Learning Disability?

Nonverbal learning disability is not at all what it sounds like. It is a combination of learning, academic, social and emotional issues. Most children diagnosed with strictly academic learning disabilities, like dyslexia,  do not suffer ancillary social and emotional development problems. And parents of those that do can typically tie the problems to the self-esteem issues caused by the frustration of the learning disability. [Read more…]