Learning disorders impact how well a person can understand, remember and process new information. Most learning disorders impact children at a very young age although symptoms are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age and they fall behind students of similar age, grade level, and intelligence.
Learning disabilities are estimated to impact over 3.0 million US children according to a recent study by Ohio State University Medical Center.
What causes learning disorders?
The specific causes of learning disabilities is not known, but they are believed to occur due to an irregularity in the nervous system – in the structure of the brain or in the functioning of brain chemicals. This difference causes the child to receive, process, or communicate differently. Left untreated, learning disabilities follow an individual into adulthood and impact their quality of life including self esteem, relationships and careers.
How are learning disorders treated?
The first step is a professional evaluation by a qualified mental health professional who can properly diagnose a learning disorder. Learning disabilities can be treated enabling a person to function successfully in a learning environment.
The Southwest Neurofeedback specializes in working with children and adults with learning disabilities by offering innovative neurofeedback therapies to improve an individual’s learning capabilities.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options for Learning Disorders.