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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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 Intern in Portland, OR

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
 

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

I have two children who struggled through school in different ways with their different learning disorders.

— Sandy Bevington, Clinical Trainee in Omaha, NE
 

I specialize in working with students suspected of having learning disabilities including dyslexia. I provide comprehensive assessments to determine your student's learning strengths and areas of need.

— Jenny Ponzuric, Educational Psychologist in Woodland Hills, CA

Learning Disorders can have far more impacts than just in the classroom. They often have wide-ranging effects and can even change the things we do regardless of what we want. In therapy, we cah explore these effects and look at how you want to work past these barriers.

— Guy Smith, Counselor in Fitchburg, WI
 

Greg has a particular, personal affinity for working with individuals who have neurodevelopmental issues such as reading challenges, ADHD, and are on the ASD spectrum. He strives to help clients understand the causes and nature of their challenges and successfully navigate the associated difficulties, improving relations in all areas of daily life.

— Greg Hill, Psychotherapist in Toronto,

I am a practicing School Psychologist who has worked in the Elementary (K-6) and High School (9-12) levels. I work closely with General Education and Special Education teachers to help design intervention and instructional approaches for student success. Furthermore, I emphasize finding collaborative solutions that provide meaningful (positive) impacts on students' lives.

— Jarrett Clifton, Educational Psychologist in El Cajon, CA
 

Children struggle with learning for a variety of reasons. A comprehensive evaluation helps you understand why your child struggles, so that you know what kind of help they need. I take a collaborative approach to partnering with your child's school, so that they understand your child's needs and can develop an effective plan of support.

— Rebecca MurrayMetzger, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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
 

We provide full comprehensive evaluations of learning disorders, 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