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What is Dyslexia?

One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of all ages in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery, as well as preventive and primary care.

What is a Math Disorder?

Brenda was a typical sixth grader in every way but one: she faced incredible difficulty in math class.  She was a very good reader and writer, and in fact a very good student in every way – except when she entered Mr. Barnard’s classroom.

Dyslexia, Part 2: Understanding Treatment

This blog is the second in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.

Dyslexia 101

This blog is the first in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include treatment for dyslexia, accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to college, life, etc. following diagnosis.

Sharon was a 2nd grader who was struggling with learning to read.

Driving Dyslexia Away

A young NASCAR star and his parents discuss his triumph over dyslexia, and the Clay Center team provides guidance on what you can do if your child has learning differences.

Includes a roundtable discussion with Drs. Gene Beresin, Ellen Braaten, and Steve Schlozman on the topic of dyslexia beginning at 3:07 of the segment.

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up

We profile two smart young men with slow processing, a learning difference that affects their ability to manage daily tasks in a timely fashion. Dr. Ellen Braaten has expert advice for both parents and children coping with this issue.

Who is Qualified to Conduct My Child’s Evaluation?

The number of professionals available to conduct evaluations of children can be quite overwhelming. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educational consultants, counselors, and neuropsychologists are only a partial list of the professionals who can be helpful when you’re seeking more information about your child’s development.

Pros and Cons of a Private Clinic Versus Public School Evaluation

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

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?

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.