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  • 1. “The only thing that standsbetween a man and what hewants from life is oftenmerely the will to try it andthe faith to believe that it ispossible.” - Richard M. DeVos-
  • 2. LearningDisabilities
  • 3. The diagnosis and testing process for learning disabilitiesDiagnosing a learning disability is a process. It involves testing, history taking, and observation by a trained specialist. Finding a reputable referral is important.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Is there any treatment for learning disabilities?The most common treatment for learning disabilities is special education.
  • 6. Getting help for children with Learning DisabilitiesLearning specifics about the child’s learning disabilitiesResearch treatments, services, and new theories.Pursue treatment and services at homeNurture the child’s strengths.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.