Learning Disabilities

What does it mean to have a learning disability?

A learning disability (which is also referred to as a learning disorder or a learning difficulty) is a general term which refers to one’s significant difficulty in acquiring and/or using his listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities. Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that affect the brain’s ability to receive, process, store, and respond to information. The most common area in which a child may develop a learning disability is reading. Individuals with learning disabilities can be of average or above-average intelligence, but have difficulty utilizing academic skills. With learning disabilities, there is a discrepancy between one’s ability to learn and his level of achievement.


Our approach at North Shore Pediatric Therapy

At North Shore Pediatric Therapy, a neuropsychologist can evaluate your child to provide the most accurate, appropriate, individualized diagnosis. Therapists will work with your child’s school to create an excellent learning environment with potential necessary accommodations. Multi-sensory programs are also available at North Shore Pediatric Therapy, and they are specifically designed to best treat your child, based on his individual needs and specific learning disabilities.