Learning Disorders

Learning disorders are characterized by academic functioning that is substantially lower than expected given a person’s chronological age, intelligence, and age appropriate education. Learning Disorders include Reading Disorder, Mathematics¬† Disorder, and Disorder of Written Expression.

Approximately 5% of students in the United States public schools are identified as having a Learning Disorder. Learning Disorders are typically diagnosed when there is a significant discrepancy between a person’s achievement scores on testing and intelligence scores. This battery of tests is conducted by individuals with extensive training in psychological and neuropsychological testing, typically neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists and school psychologists.

 

Reading disorders Reading Disorder

Reading disorders also known as Dyslexia are measured by individually administered standardized tests of reading accuracy, speed, or comprehension. Reading disorders are diagnosed when an individual’s reading achievement falls significantly below what is expected given the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate education.

 

 

 

Numbers don't make senseMathematics Disorder

Mathematical ability is measured by individually administered standardized tests of mathematical calculation or reasoning. A Mathematical Disorder is diagnosed when an individual’s mathematical ability is significantly lower than what is expected given the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate education.

 

 

Disorder of Written Expression

Disorder of Written Expression, an individual’s writing skills, as measured by individually administered standardized tests or a functional assessment of writing skills. Disorder of Written Expression is diagnosed when an individual’s writing skills are significantly lower than what is expected given the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate education.

NPAG can assess for all these issues and help you understand at a personal level what is really going on.

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