A learning disability is a condition that affects how a person receives and processes information. There are many different kinds of learning disabilities and can affect a person’s ability to recall and organize information and ability to read, write, spell, and comprehend math as well as impact short-term and long-term memory.

Though attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a learning disability, it can make learning difficult. It can be difficult to learn when you struggle to pay attention and focus on certain tasks. Both ADHD and learning disabilities can affect important executive functions of the brain with tasks that can be outside of a classroom setting.

It is possible for patients to have both a learning disability and ADHD but can be difficult to diagnose or recognize as some symptoms can be shared. If you or your loved one is on medication for ADHD, the learning disability will persist and if you only treat the learning disability, it may still be difficult to focus and prevent impulsivity.

At Balanced Psychiatric Solutions, we have state-of-the-art technology to identify the root cause of the patient’s challenges to make a customized treatment plan that suits an individual’s needs and goals. We believe the best way to treat and manage learning disabilities or disorders is to address the condition directly instead of simply eliminating the symptoms.

Our comprehensive exam includes sensory, physical, and cognitive activities to determine areas of development that may need strengthening. These areas may include your ability to focus, interact with others, manage stress, memory, auditory skills, visual processing, hand-eye coordination, and balance.

Following the assessment, we will work together with you to create a detailed plan catered to your results and needs to strengthen and build brain connectivity. Our treatment may include sensory-motor training, academic activities, nutrition plans, and at-home exercises.

For more information on ADHD and learning disabilities and our services or to schedule our appointment, please contact our office at (630) 716-9453.

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