Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, and Dyslexia
- Learning difficulties affect up to 1 in 3
- Learning disabilities or dyslexia affect 1 in 5
- Most learning problems are never identified
- Over 40 million American adults are dyslexic but only 2 million know it
- Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels; you CAN be gifted and have dyslexia
- With appropriate teaching methods, those with dyslexia or other learning disabilities can learn successfully
- Over 50% of NASA employees have dyslexia
- Some people with dyslexia also struggle with organization and planning skills and/or concentrating with background noises
- Many famous people have dyslexia including: Steven Speilberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Tom Cruise
Are you losing sleep with worry?
What do you do when you suspect your child has a learning problem or dyslexia?
How do you address the learning problems?
Do you KNOW what is interfering with your child’s learning?
Students with dyslexia, learning difficulties, or learning disabilities may often exhibit the following traits:
- They feel like a failure. They don’t smile much anymore either.
- They feel stupid. They don’t see the point of even trying, no matter what they do, they feel it’s not good enough.
- They dread going to school. School isn’t fun or interesting; it’s hard!
- They may get frustrated with schoolwork. They know everyone else does everything much easier and they know it’s so much harder for them to do their own assignments and then get lousy grades on them.
- They may feel that their work isn’t going to be good enough so they stop trying.
- They may ultimately not be able to get into the college of their choice or get the job of their choice.
Neuro-Developmental Behaviorally Based Assessment
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET offers a neuro-developmental behaviorally based assessment that will identify the underlying root cause of learning problems. Because the assessment is behaviorally based it CAN be done over the phone. The results correlate to specialized testing AND actually identifies the underlying cause of the learning problems.
Once the assessment is done, Bonnie goes over the results with you and gives you specific recommendations on what you can do to help your child.
Recording – mp3 file of the results consultation
18-22 page report covering the results.
Bonnie explains each area that is problematic, how it impacts learning, AND what you CAN do to address the areas.
What Parents Say…
“I can’t get over how you were able to identify exactly what was going on with my son. Understanding what specifically has been hold him back has made such a difference to us! And, after following your recommendations…what can I say…learning is MUCH easier for him!”
“We went to so many places and were even told there was nothing we could do to help our son. You have not only given us hope, you have given us answers. And he is making real progress now. Your assessment was the key to his success. Thank you so much!”
Your Child is NOT Lazy! There is something making learning hard and once you know what it is, there is so much you can do to make learning easier!
We learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile kinesthetic processing). Within each of those areas there are 9 sub-areas of processing. When your child is struggling it is due to one or more areas not working as well as they could, should, and can. Read more about the areas of perception and how they impact learning.
Won’t a student just grow out of these learning disabilities?
No, research has shown that students do not ‘outgrow’ reading problems or dyslexia. In fact, as time goes on, students often fall farther behind and their self-esteem may plummet.
The key is to understand what may actually be a learning problem or dyslexia.
Sometimes there is a slight problem, not enough of one that a teacher would necessarily even look for help with, but it is enough of a problem to make life difficult because the student gets frustrated with school work and doesn’t work up to his/her potential. Sometimes a student has a few areas of difficulty that make learning harder.
The key is to understand what may actually be a learning problem. For instance, a student might not remember what happened in the story he just read. This is usually due to the learning problem and not because they weren’t paying attention.
When this happens, it can be because of poor visual memory or difficulties with visual tracking. Remembering a list of chores to do is another area of difficulty; this may be a learning problem in the area called auditory memory.
Even when a student is very bright, he/she may be working harder than he/she needs to. Answer these questions to see if your child may have areas of perception that aren’t working as well as they should be.
Did your child/student or does your child/student:
If you answered YES to more than 5 of these questions, you will want to go through the assessment and find out the underlying root cause/s of your child’s learning problems.
Call NOW to schedule your assessment: 530-888-7160