“Learning disabilities are generally defined as deficits in specific areas of reading, writing, and math that are caused by cognitive deficits related to those areas. “
In the school world, learning disabilities are defined in one of the following areas:
At Spark, all of our evaluators have worked, and in some cases continue to work, in the school setting where we have helped students, families, and schools understand what it means to have a learning disability. Sometimes that means explaining what a learning disability is not, which includes such difficulties as:
In addition to evaluations geared toward schools, we also provide evaluations that follow the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’s broader definition of learning disorders.
What to do?
If you believe your child has a learning disability or has been previously diagnosed with a learning disability, we are happy to provide a free consultation to listen to your concerns, review the evaluations you have, and guide you in the right direction for next steps.