Having a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t learn. But you’ll need some help and you’ll need to work extra hard. If you have a learning disability, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia (serious trouble with math), remember that you are not slow or dumb.
Learning disabilities happen because of the way a person’s brain takes in and processes information. As a result, people learn differently. Learning disorders affect how a person understands, remembers and responds to new information. People with learning disorders may have problems such as listening or paying attention, speaking, reading or writing and doing math. A child with a learning disability cannot try harder, pay closer attention, or improve motivation on their own; they need help to learn how to do those things.
Although diagnosing the type of learning disability can be overwhelming and time consuming, evaluation and testing by a trained professional can help identify a learning disorder. Psychological HealthCare can provide testing, history taking and observation by a trained specialist.