Many types of learning differences exist which often cause mild to severe difficulty in making academic progress and often require intervention. Tyler Counseling & Assessment Center, LLP is equipped to fully assess children and adults for a broad range of learning differences and disabilities. Getting your child the appropriate assistance and services can make a big difference in academic success and your child's developing self-esteem.
Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. There is no single type of math disability. Dyscalculia can vary from person to person, and it affects people differently at different stages of life. Work-around strategies and accommodations help lessen the obstacles that dyscalculia presents. And just like in the area of reading, math LD is not a prescription for failure.
Dyslexia—also referred to as language-learning disabilities or reading disabilities—accounts for approximately 80% of all diagnosed learning disabilities. Although some children with dyslexia have difficulty acquiring spoken language, more often the problem is in learning to read, write, spell or do math. Dyslexia is in part the result of inefficient phonological processing—the ability to sort out, analyze, and sequence sounds heard in spoken language.People with dyslexia may also have problems with recalling specific words and word sequences (days of the week, months of the year, etc), organizing thoughts, memorizing information, understanding intended (rather than literal) meaning, and reversing letters and numbers.
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper. People with dysgraphia might have trouble organizing letters, numbers, and words on a line or page.
Many people with LD struggle with executive function, which can make activities like planning, organizing, strategizing, remembering details, and managing time and space difficult. Problems with executive function — a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action — can be seen at any age and often contribute to the challenges individuals with LD face in academic learning.
The evaluator will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine whether the child’s learning problems may be related to other disorders. Anxiety, depression, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, and physical or sensory impairments are among the other causes of learning problems that will considered in making a diagnosis.
While most insurance companies do not pay for learning disability assessments; our clinic is committed to providing needed services at competitive rates.