Getting Started with Learning Disability Therapy
Learning disability therapy can happen to both adults and children, however, can often be spotted very early in your child's growth. There is no cure for learning disabilities, however, early intervention can help to decrease the effects.
If treated from a young age, people with learning disabilities can develop a number of coping mechanisms to aid with their learning. The earlier they learn such techniques, the more likely they'll be able to apply them daily and practice to improve their skills during academia. Avoiding early intervention can result in stress both within and outside of school such as distance from other children and consequently social struggles.
Signs of a Learning Disability
While every child develops at their own rate, there are a number of early signs that would suggest that your child may have a learning disability. Here are some of the symptoms that you should look out for:
- Short attention span both with schoolwork and outside of schoolwork,
- Poor ability to memorise and remember specifics (e.g. dates and times),
- Significant difficulty when following even the most basic instructions,
- Inability to understand the differences between letters and numbers,
- Poor reading and/or writing ability,
- Poor levels of hand-eye co-ordination,
- Difficulty following sequences or patterns,
- Disorganization in your child's personal life (they may seem lost),
- Other sensory issues that effect your child's ability to learn and understand information.
While one of these on their own should be no cause for concern, it's still important to have your child looked at by a professional. A professional will be able to determine whether your child needs any additional support and the best coping mechanisms to limit short and long-term impact.
Speech Therapy for Learning Disabilities
Our expert speech language pathologists at SpeechAim will help your child with their learning disability. We will assess language-based skill areas which include, oral language, memory, reading, writing etc. After assessing strengths and weakness, we will help you improve performance in the areas which may be lacking.
At SpeechAim, we understand that early therapy and intervention are a crucial step in helping your child cope with their learning disabilities. With our professional guidance, your child can carry coping techniques throughout their life, which will limit the extent to which their disability holds them back. Here are some ways in which Speechaim can help your child cope with their speech disability:
Wide Range of Techniques: Using a range of writing techniques, lesson plans, and technology we can help your child develop better reading and writing abilities. Additionally, the use of audio books can help them to gain a better understanding of the language they learn.
Focus on Strengths: We will help your child to build up on their strengths to work on their weaknesses. For example, if your child has issues with reading but is a great listener, we can make use of audio books to develop and help them to understand their reading.
Visual Techniques: Our therapists can make use of photos and drawings to help your child understand words and learn how to process information.
All of our therapists are available around the clock whenever you need them. At home, at school or in the workplace. For more information, or to schedule an appointment please contact us below.
We also offer Speech Therapy Sessions for:
Apraxia Motor Speech Therapy
Literacy, Reading, Writing Therapy
Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy
Picky Eaters Therapy
Child or Teen Speech Therapy
Language Boost Therapy
Development Delay Therapy
Receptive Expressive Language Therapy
Cluttering Disorder Therapy