Learning Disabilities

Children with learning disabilities can reach their full potential and flourish in school and beyond with accurate diagnoses and the right support. We take a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating visual-related learning disabilities. Our doctors and practitioners diagnose vision issues and our psychologists address learning problems in order to make a complete and accurate assessment. Though the majority of patients are children, we offer the same comprehensive evaluations and services to adults with learning disabilities.

A comprehensive assessment of how a student learns is performed by our psychologist.  Our psychologist begins with detailed developmental history of the child and then measures different types of reasoning, memory and working efficiency, cognitive proficiency  and quantitative reasoning.  This combination of assessments gives us insight to the intellectual processing, speech and language development academic achievement, attention skills and personality dynamics.

Which skills are tested in a typical evaluation?
  • Intelligence
  • Academic skills (reading, writing, mathematics)
  • Language skills (vocabulary, listening comprehension, verbal expression)
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Psychological functioning
Which disabilities related to learning may be diagnosed in an evaluation?
  • Dyslexia (language and reading comprehension)
  • Dyscalculia (mathematical and problem-solving skills)
  • ADHD (attention issues)
  • Dysgraphia (writing skills)
  • Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders (difficulty understanding language despite good hearing and vision)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (motor, visual-spatial and social skills)
  • Executive function disorders