Getting Help for Children’s Learning Disabilities

If you’re concerned your child has a learning disability, you may want to have an assessment earlier rather than later.

Learning Disabilities

From attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to dyslexia to Asperger’s, there are many learning disabilities that can effect how our children learn and communicate. Good news is, the earlier a child with a learning disability is diagnosed the better the chance of a positive outcome, says Adam Cox, author of Boys of Few Words.

“If we can detect that there are language-processing problems as early as preschool or kindergarten, we have a much better chance at being effective with our intervention. And one reason for that is that, from ages three to ten is what we call the critical period in child development. It’s at these ages that a child’s brain is most active and making the most amount of connections. So when we provide intervention between those ages, we tend to get a bigger result from our efforts, so its very important to identify problems early on in a child’s life and then to provide the most intervention during that critical period.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Adam Cox is a child psychologist and author of Boys of Few Words and No Mind Left Behind.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report” hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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