This pattern changes over the course of development and is the product of many areas of functioning (cognitive, motor, academic, social-emotional, & behavioral). Variations in the way the brain processes information can make different types of learning easy or difficult for your child. These learning differences can cause challenges that affect school performance, including difficulties with:
• Acquiring, mastering, & generalizing academic skills
• Directing and controlling attention
• Self-control (managing behavior & emotions)
• Interacting effectively with others in groups
• Higher level thinking (creativity & problem-solving)
Chronic stress not only impacts academic progress, it also challenges self-esteem, saps motivation, & may place your child at risk for co-occurring social-emotional and behavioral problems.
When your child is struggling, the first step is to find out why. A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation will help to identify the source of your child’s difficulties and provide a ‘road-map’ for moving forward.
These recommendations are designed to address the presenting problem, better educate you and your child’s school about his or her unique needs, and suggest appropriate accommodations and support services. Community-based resources will also be offered.