The diagnosis and testing process for learning disabilitiesDiagnosing a learning disability is a process. It involves testing, history taking, and observation by a trained specialist. Finding a reputable referral is important.
Types of specialists who may be able to test for and diagnose learning disabilities include: Clinical psychologists School psychologists Child psychiatrists Educational psychologists Developmental psychologists Neuropsychologist Psychometrist Occupational therapist (tests sensory disorders that can lead to learning problems) Speech and language therapist
Is there any treatment for learning disabilities?The most common treatment for learning disabilities is special education.
Getting help for children with Learning DisabilitiesLearning specifics about the child’s learning disabilitiesResearch treatments, services, and new theories.Pursue treatment and services at homeNurture the child’s strengths.
Integration, sequencing and abstraction: Technical terms for how the brain works Integration refers to the understanding of information that has been delivered to the brain.Sequencing, which means putting information in the right order.Abstraction, which is making sense of the information; and organization, which refers to the brains ability to use the information to form complete thoughts.
Tips for parents of children with learning disabilities Praise the child when he or she does well. Find out the ways your child learns best. Let the child help with household chores. Make homework a priority. Pay attention to the childs mental health. Talk to other parents whose children have learning disabilities. Meet with school personnel and help develop an educational plan to address your childs needs. Establish a positive working relationship with the childs teacher.