According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, 12% of school children in America have a learning disability, including ADHD and ADD. The learning disabilities, which affect the way the brain processes information, can impact how a student learns to read, write, speak, hear and calculate information. A learning disability has no reflection on an individual’s IQ rather a person with a learning disability has trouble performing certain tasks or skills. It is characterized by an unexplained gap between a person’s level of expected achievement and their actual performance.

Many students with learning disabilities often feel a sense of emotional distress as they often feel misunderstood. It’s important for parents to educate themselves and their children in an effort to understand that learning disabilities mean only that the brain processes information differently. If you suspect that your child has a learning disability, then talk to your child’s school administrator or health-care provider to discuss options for evaluation. These professionals can help screen for potential difficulties and help in the overall determination and treatment. Early screening and intervention from specialists can often provide great benefits to those with learning difficulties. Some children with learning disabilities may benefit from the guidance of a tutor who will work with them to analyze and improve their academic progress. If you feel that your child can benefit from a tutor, please contact Dolphin Academic Prep at (646) 490-5075 and let us know how we can help you.