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Learning Disabilities

How can NeurOptimal® help with Learning Disabilities?

Parents of and children with learning disabilities report that NeurOptimal® has helped to reduce frustration, irritability, anger, and anxiety, and improve mood, focus, and attention and problem-solving ability.

What are the most common Learning Disabilities?  

Most learning disabilities fall into one of these categories:

Dyslexia – difficulty with words, reading and comprehending text

Dysgraphia – difficulty with writing.  The can be due to a physical issue, difficulty with written expression due to having trouble organizing their thought coherently or having difficulty with basic sentence structure and grammar

Dyscalculia – difficulty with math ranging from an inability to order numbers correctly to limited strategies for problem-solving.  Children could have difficulty completing basic math calculations, or they may have difficulty with concepts like time, measurement or estimation.

Processing Deficits – difficulty with processing sensory data, whether auditory or visual

ADHD – (see section specific to ADHD {insert link} the defining characteristics of ADHD are:

  • An interest-based nervous system - difficulty focusing on things that aren’t of interest or motivating
  • Emotional hyperarousal – more easily frustrated, upset or angry
  • Rejection sensitivity – can be more sensitive to real or perceived feelings of being rejected, teased or criticized by important people in their life

Learning disabilities vary in terms of severity from mild to severe and children may struggle with more than one.

 

How can NeurOptimal® help?

Overall, NeurOptimal® can help to calm the central nervous system.  As that happens, potential changes in learning could include improvements in:

  • Executive Cognitive Functioning
  • Flexible/Focused Attention
  • Emotional & Behavioral Responses
  • Ability to navigate Daily Transitions
  • Brain's Processing/Decision/Speed
  • Evaluation and Adaption Responses
  • Ability to Independently Initiate Action
  • Ability to Shift Focus from Trauma Response to Learning
  • Strategic Planning/Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Working Memory
  • Goal Setting and Motivation

If you would like to learn more about how NeurOptimal® and how it may assist your child, book a consultation