Key information you should know
- Our psychologists can provide cognitive assessments that can help with finding ways to best support individual learning needs and challenges.
- You can get support with your child or your own learning difficulties by reaching out for help.
- A learning difficulty or disorder doesn’t need to limit you or a child from achieving dreams and aspirations.
What are some signs that my child is facing learning difficulties?
Signs and symptoms differ based on a child’s age. However, your child may be facing learning difficulties if they:
- Struggle with words and find it hard to articulate what they want to say.
- Are delayed in learning new skills and mathematical concepts.
- Misspell words and make errors often.
- Struggle to tell time, follow directions and learn routines.
What learning difficulties might they be facing?
Common learning disorders that you might be familiar with include dyslexia (struggling with reading) and dyscalculia (struggling with math). However, a child may also struggle with:
- Dysgraphia (Writing)
- Dyspraxia (Fine motor skills)
- Dysphasia/Aphasia (Language)
- Auditory Processing Disorder (Hearing differences between sounds)
- Visual Processing Disorder (Interpreting visual information)
Don’t hesitate to seek help
It can be very difficult to process that your child might have a learning disorder. You might worry about their future and avoid reaching out for help and diagnosis.
However, getting help for your child is a positive step forward to ensure that they are provided opportunities for reaching their full potential once they are given support to do so.