When an individual is experiencing a learning difficulty, a neuropsychological evaluation of skills and abilities can provide useful information and a foundation for the correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment recommendations, as well as academic accomodations.
A learning disability is more than just differences of or difficulties in a the learning process. A learning disability is a neurological disorder that impacts how the brain receives, processes, stores, retrieves, and responds to information. These are complex disorders that can manifest in a variety of forms and differ widely in how they impact the individual.
At this time, it is estimated that 2.5 million students are diagnosed with a learning disability and are receiving special education services in their school (IDEA Part B Child Count, 2009). With accurate diagnosis, supportive information and helpful recommendations, treatment can be provided to help an individual reach optimal potential.
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Learning disabilities need to be identified quickly. Children can benefit greatly from specific accommodations, but it is important to have clear and focused ways to help your child succeed as soon as difficulties arise.