Verbal learning disabilties and impairments typically include dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. These verbal learning disabilities can be broadly classified in functional terms. Such that dyslexia includes most disorders of reading and spelling, dyscalculia labeled as a mathematics based disorder while dysgraphia is a disorder of written expression.
Interestingly, these learning disorders may occur individually or concurrently.
Many theories and models have been proposed to explain dyslexia. A neurological-based model surrounds the immature brain based development leading to impaired cognitive abilities. Consequently, this impaired reading comprehension and reduce reading experience leads to further impeachment of growth and vocabulary development.
Children we discussed here have specific difficulties in performing arithmetic ability. Often coupled with this learning difficulty are deficits in visual spatial skill, quantitative reasoning, memory and sequencing patterns. Some theorists suggest this learning disorder may be attributed to the right hemisphere dysfunction in a developing brain.
Children with dysgraphia have particular difficulties in language production which may include problems putting thoughts into words, using words inappropriately or mastering mechanics of writing. Interestingly, this learning difficulty may be an expression of other co-morbid developmental disorders like attention deficit disorder, visual processing disorders or motor coordination disorder.
At Brainstorm our therapists are trained to assess and provide appropriate therapy to help children with learning difficulties and disorders. Our therapists work with other health providers, teachers and caregivers to provide the most efficient outcome for the child. For more information http://brainstormrehab.com.au/functional-developmental-disorder-screen/ or http://brainstormrehab.com.au/blog/dyslexia-children/