Dyslexia and other learning disabilities (LD)

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Dyslexia and other learning disabilities (LD)

Approximately 15%-20% of the population has a learning disability, of that number is it estimated that 85% of that is Dyslexia. Most common learning disorders are neurological with inherited genetic traits that are passed down to our children. However, like most other neurodevelopmental disorders, there is not a genetic mutation (a gene mutation saying you will have a learning disability) drastically limiting gains in function. With functional neurological rehabilitation, hard work in school, and home, changes can be made.

Common Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia is a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding written words. It may also be referred to as a reading disability or reading disorder. A common symptom is mixing letters and number when reading, however that is not the only symptom.

Dyscalculia is a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts

Dysgraphia is a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a define space.

Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders are sensory disabilities in which a person has difficulty understanding language despite normal hearing and vision.

Because verbalization is used in the brain networks that control learning, children with a learning disability can have a speech disorder such as stuttering.

Regardless of the type of Learning Disability, our concerns are what areas of the brain are not working well, and can we activate them to increase function? We also address diet, and lifestyle changes at home, school and recreational activities. We run routine, advanced and cutting-edge lab work to further find areas to address and maximize results. As well, we help advise children’s team of people that care of him/her (including the teachers and care staff at school) on what we recommend can be done to further benefit the patient.