Diagnoses

Short Takes on the Disabilities: What Profess


The term learning disability describes a neurobiological disorder in which a person's brain works or is structured differently. These differences interfere with a person's ability to think and remember. Learning disabilities can affect a person's ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason, recall, organize information, and do mathematics.

Learn the Early Signs of Dyslexia

One out of every three children entering first-grade lacks the basic skills for success in school. The National Center for Educational Statistics shows that as many as 20% of our nation’s children have substantial difficulties learning to read, and in California 57% of fourth-graders cannot read at a basic level. The problem may be dyslexia.

Visual Processing and the Special Needs Child

“My son has been diagnosed ADHD and OCD, might be bipolar, and he is having the hardest time socially and academically. His school said to have his eyes examined, even though our pediatrician reported 20/20 and healthy eyes. The pediatric ophthalmologist confirmed 20/20, healthy eyes and strong eye muscles. The psychiatrist referred us to a psychologist for a comprehensive battery of testing, which resulted in referral to a developmental optometrist.”

Diagnosing and Treating ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neuro-biologic health conditions seen in school-age children through the adult years.

Early Diagnosis and Independent Assessments: Paving the Path for Your Child's Success

Autism topped President Obama’s 24-point medical agenda, calling for increased funding, and screenings for all infants.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for all children to be screened for autism twice before the age of two.

• The Center for Disease Control’s report on the incidence of autism: 1 in every 110 children; 1 in every 70 boys is diagnosed with a disorder on the Autism Spectrum. [And a recent study from South Korea suggests even higher incidences. -Ed.]

Learning Disabilties and the Juvenile Justice System: Some Food for Thought

Imagine what it must be like for a young person with learning disabilities to be apprehended and questioned by the police.