What is a Learning Disorder? Learning is important for building academic skills, social skills and improving daily life skills. For example; learning how to bake a cake, remember our mobile number, reading a book and writing a letter. It is important to identify and diagnose learning disorders at a young age to ensure the right treatment is used. So often time in learning and therapy is wasted when the underlying cause is not identified. An example of this has been treating speech sound disorders when the real cause is the child’s hearing. If you are concerned about whether your child has a disorder/impairment affecting their learning, speak to your Speech Pathologist, General Practitioner and/or Psychologist.
Below are some possible disorders and/or impairments which can affect a child’s learning abilities.
Central Auditory Processing Disorders
Does my child have a Learning Disorder? Speak to your Speech and Language Pathologist to enquire or book an assessment for your child.