Articles containing: dyslexia

Pros and Cons of a Private Clinic Versus Public School Evaluation

September 10, 2015

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Christopher had a tough third grade year.  He struggled to pay attention, had difficulty reading his assignments, and was never able to finish his homework on time.  At various points throughout the school year, his teacher asked his parents to get him “evaluated”—either through the school system, or through a private clinic.

Learning Disabilities 101

November 18, 2013

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The term “learning disability” refers to problems in an area of learning, specifically reading, writing, or math, but you might also hear terms such as “dyslexia” (problems in reading), “dysgraphia” (problems with writing), or “dyscalculia” (problems with math) used instead.

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Testing?

October 30, 2013

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Jim’s mom was frantic when she called me.  Jim had been having difficulty in school since the end of kindergarten, at which point it was clear he still didn’t recognize all the letters of the alphabet.  He continued to struggle in first and second grade, getting some extra help from the reading specialist.