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Learning Disabilities

 

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Each child has a unique style of learning. Some children learn easily regardless of the teaching strategies or academic curricula selected. For many children, however, learning is an on-going challenge despite high intelligence and motivation. When a child has persisting difficulty learning, it is important to consider the possibility of a learning disability (LD). Below are common signs of learning disabilities in elementary school children.

 

Psychological testing for learning disabilities may be needed if your child has...

Cognitive

Poor fund of general information, difficulty sequencing ideas, little awareness of cause-and-effect relationships, poor ability to organize ideas and information and inconsistent recall of learned information.

Reading

Poor phonetic decoding skills, slow and labored reading, difficulty understanding what was read, poor ability to focus on main ideas and trouble with comprehension due to word-by-word decoding

Perceptual-Motor

Reversals, rotations and inversions of letters and numbers, imprecise fine motor coordination, such as unstable pencil grip, papers are generally sloppy, poorly formed or illegible letters, and slow rate of writing and poor quality on timed tasks

Spelling

Trouble developing letter-sound associations, transposition of letters when spelling words, omission or substitution of sounds when spelling words, confuses words such as to, two and too, and has to think about spelling of common words

Mathematics

Trouble distinguishing letters from numbers, confusing arithmetic signs, slow computational skills, labored mathematical reasoning and difficulty recalling the sequence of an operational process

Written Language

Slow and labored writing, imprecise and unclear expression, poor organization of thoughts, incorrect use of punctuation and composition usually too short for the purpose

Spoken Language

Trouble pronouncing individual words, confuses words that sound similar, difficulty grasping what others say to them, limited range of vocabularyand difficulty retrieving the appropriate words for a situation

Work and Study Habits

Poor organization and budgeting of time, difficulty completing work on time, and difficulty sustaining effort on a task

Emotional

Nightly frustration with homework
Excessive test anxiety
Low academic self-confidence

Embarassment when peers see work

 

If you have questions about learning disabilities or psychological assessments, please complete the form to the right, and our intake coordinator will contact you. Please feel free to e-mail us at info@tpacs.com

 

 

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