What Is A Learning Disability?
A learning disability can be described as the discrepancy between an individual’s potential and his performance. Children with learning disabilities may exhibit difficulty interpreting, processing and assimilating information. They may also display difficulty with following directions, initiating tasks, organizing materials, thoughts, time and space. Academic anxiety with regards to transitions and performance may ensue. Attention to academic tasks may undermine performance and the quality of assigned tasks.
There is Help
By identifying and understanding your child’s diagnoses, strengths and vulnerabilities, parents may conclude that the guidance of an educational consultant will be beneficial, providing them with professional advice and the resources for intervention or a placement into or with an appropriate educational setting.
The role of an Educational Consultant
Parents of children who are at an academic, social and emotional crossroad with regard to their children’s individual performance and functioning level often need additional guidance in how to move forward. The task of finding an appropriate educational setting and placement can be daunting. But having an educational consultant, who is also a learning specialist, can be of great assistance.
The role that EA can play
EA understands the various learning issues and behaviors that educators often see in the classroom. Children with learning issues exhibit behaviors consistent with children who have learning disabilities, ADHD, and speech and language disorders. We can also serve to bridge the gap between the school and the home by demystifying the areas of concerns educators observe in school and parents witness at home.
Call to Action
For further information and a continuation of exploring your child’s individual needs, contact Dana Stahl at Educational Alternatives, LLC.