Learning Disability

Kids having difficulties in her studies

A learning disability is a specific weakness or incompetence in brain function that expressively hampers our ability to learn. It is a neurological dysfunction in the brain that causes:

  • A person to have difficulty appropriately receiving information (perception)
  • Correctly processing the information at hand (cognition/thinking), or fittingly responding to information presented to him/her (memory, written expression, verbal expression, visual-motor coordination etc.)

While a number of people with learning disabilities are gifted with math, science as well as the creative field, these strengths are often presented alongside noticeable weaknesses. Some people are unable to read or write, have a difficult time understanding what is heard or seen, and can sometimes not memorise information presented to them. The neurological functioning of the brain causes all these difficulties.

Children with learning disabilities struggle with schoolwork more than people in their own class/grade. For instance, they may struggle to read sentences, be confused by math problems, or have trouble with thinking and communicating their thoughts. They hence need to work harder than peers for their accomplishments in school. Most parents say that they sense that something is not right, and teachers will often confirm or bring this to the parent’s attention.

Learning difficulty Assessment

Dynamics provides testing and assessments for learning difficulties in your child. Testing for a specific learning difference is more than just a diagnosis, it's about helping the child reach their highest potential. Furthermore, it can help identify your child’s strengths as well as what support is needed. Additionally, therapists will also create strategies for learning and plan how the child will move forward, alongside appropriate support for the family.