Learning Disability Testing

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The Norooz Clinic Foundation is a non-profit public service and educational organization.

Offering therapy services in English, Spanish & Farsi

What Is A Learning Disability?

A learning disability occurs when a person’s brain manages information in a different way than other people do, complicating and slowing down their learning. About 4 million American school children have diagnosed learning disabilities, varying from mild to severe.

Why Some Children Get A Late Autism Diagnosis?

  • Dyslexia, trouble with reading and comprehension. (Dyslexia encompasses 80% of diagnosed learning disabilities.)
  • Dysgraphia, difficulty with forming and recording written thoughts.
  • Dyscalculia, a challenge with numbers and math skills.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder, a condition that makes it hard for children to translate sounds into coherent thoughts.
  • Visual Processing Disorder, difficulty translating images into meaningful information.

How could I miss my teen’s learning disability for so long?

If they have an undiagnosed learning disorder, your student has probably been using their scholastic strengths to compensate. Students often compensate by:

  • writing sloppily to cover up spelling problems
  • adopting a lazy demeanor to cover up lack of skill
  • making you believe he can do a task when he really can’t
  • memorizing information to make up for not being able to calculate or read it
  • recognizing context and patterns to get right answers
  • picking up knowledge from TV, social interaction, or other sources outside school

What are signs of a learning disability in my high school student?

  • Exaggerated difficulty, dislike, or delay in writing, reading or computing (think back to early education as well)
  • Withdrawal or “acting out”
  • Inconsistent learning
  • Disconnect between reading and comprehension OR comprehension and expression
  • Difficulty with mental fact organization (i.e., can’t remember facts or connections between facts)
  • Frustration or apathy toward school
  • Extreme disorganization or sloppy work

Of course, just because a student may be frustrated with a class or have poor handwriting, doesn’t mean they have a learning disability. But, especially if several signs are present at once, this list can help you uncover the truth.

Do I need to get my teen tested?

Ultimately, the only way to know for sure that your teen has a learning disorder is to get them tested. Our specialists use an array of tests to pinpoint the kind of learning disorder that your student has, enabling you to focus on the best education and therapy options for their unique needs. 

One significant reason to seek help sooner rather than later is that in K-12, the educational system generally takes more responsibility to diagnose and help a student with a learning disability. 

Getting tested and helped early not only maximizes the help available, but it also means your child enjoys more years of success in their learning.


CONTACT US TODAY! TOGETHER, WE CAN WORK ON THE ESSENTIAL CHANGES TO GET YOU BACK TO THE LIFE THAT YOU ARE STRIVING TO HAVE.

OUR SERVICES ARE OFFERED IN ENGLISH, FARSI, AND SPANISH.

The Norooz Clinic Foundation is a non-profit public service and educational organization located in Orange County, California. We teach our clients effective skills and tools in order to give them alternative ways to think about daily problems and stressors and overcome them with more ease and balance. At our clinic, we treat anxiety, depression, marital dissatisfaction, anger, sexual dysfunction, and addiction. 

Our clinicians also specialize in treating traumas, relationship problems, domestic violence victims, grief, and loss. To ensure affordability for all, we maintain sliding-scale fees, as well as offer pro bono therapy sessions and free training to our clients.

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