Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are variations in cognitive processing that affect how individuals acquire, retain, or express information. It is a neurodevelopmental condition which means that individuals with learning disabilities have unique cognitive styles, and this diversity is not a deficit but a different way of processing information. A commonly known learning disability includes dyslexia.

Types of Learning Disabilities:

  1. Dyslexia: A reading disorder characterised by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.
  2. Dyscalculia: A mathematical learning disorder characterised by difficulties in understanding numbers, learning maths facts, and performing mathematical calculations.
  3. Dysgraphia: A writing disorder characterised by difficulties with handwriting, spelling, and organizing thoughts on paper.
  4. Auditory Processing Disorder: A condition where individuals have difficulty understanding and interpreting auditory information, which can affect language development and learning.
  5. Visual Processing Disorder: Difficulties in processing visual information, which can impact reading comprehension, maths, and spatial awareness.
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How A Psychologist Can Help

A psychologist can adopt a neuroaffirming approach to support individuals with learning disabilities. This approach involves recognising their unique strengths, interests, and support needs without focusing on fixing the disability. If you suspect you have a learning disability, a psychologist may perform tests to assist with diagnosis.

At Mind Lift Psychology, your psychologist will work with you to develop a personalised assessment or treatment and management plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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on (07) 3831 3936 or fill out our contact form here.