Five signs your child may have a learning disability

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Child_Boy-sitting-on-chair-1Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadians has a learning disability?

Ranging from mild to severe, learning disabilities can include challenges with reading, writing, mathematics and concepts related to time.

Mild learning disabilities often go undiagnosed leading to challenges in the classroom and the assumption that the child is unmotivated, lazy or unintelligent. In reality, many individuals with learning disabilities are smart; they just see, hear and/or understand things differently than others.

Severe learning disabilities may also affect children in other ways such as displays of frustration, impulsive behaviours and inappropriate responses in school or social situations.

Our experts say these are signs to look for:

  1. Difficulty remembering
  2. Problems paying attention or staying on task
  3. Trouble listening or following directions
  4. Inconsistent school performance
  5. Difficulty staying organized

These are typical signs and may not apply to your child. If you suspect your child may have a learning disability, contact us today to get connected with expert supports to help your child reach their potential.

Contact us online or call 1.866.653.2397

How our professionals can help children with learning disabilities:

Clinical Psychologists assess and diagnose learning disabilities (e.g. ADHD) and help to manage stress and anxiety as well as develop social skills and confidence.

Special Educators can teach children effective study strategies and develop their organizational and time management skills. They also use technology as assessment tools for reading and writing.

Occupational Therapists can help children with printing, attention and self-regulation so that the child can participate more effectively in class and at home. Working closely with teachers and parents, they help to create accommodations (in class and at home) to improve the child’s engagement in learning.

Speech Language Pathologists help with listening, following directions, developing language processing and verbal reasoning skills. They also build foundational reading and writing skills including phonological awareness, spelling and grammar.

We understand you want fast access to information and services. To get started, complete our Request More Information form online here or call 1.866.653.2397. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help you.

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