A learning disability is a permanent disorder which affects the manner in which adults and children acquire, retain, and express information. Such difficulties in processing information can significantly interfere with academic and/or social development.
Learning disabilities are usually recognized as a difficulty in one or more of these areas: reading, comprehension, spelling, written expression, handwriting, mathematics, oral expression, and/or problem solving. A person with learning disabilities may also have perceptual difficulties. It is important to remember that no two people with learning disabilities have the same profile of strengths and weaknesses.
Dr. Schwerzler is able to adequately diagnose and provide treatment recommendations for all of the major learning disability people may struggle with. He works closely with schools and employers in order to assure that the appropriate and adequate accommodations are made to allow for success.
Common Learning Disabilities
Dyslexia is a reading disability typified by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. Problems may emerge in reading, spelling, writing, speaking, or listening. People with dyslexia often show talent in areas that require visual, spatial, and motor integration.
Dyscalculia causes people to have problems with arithmetic and grasping mathematical concepts. While many people have problems with math, a person with dyscalculia has a much more difficult time solving basic math problems than his or her peers.
Dysgraphia is a writing disorder that causes people to have difficulty forming letters or writing within a defined space. People with this disorder need extra time and effort to write neatly. Despite their efforts, their handwriting may be almost illegible.
Dyspraxia is a problem with the body’s system of motion that interferes with a person’s ability to make a controlled or coordinated physical response in a given situation
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a permanent disorder which affects the manner in which people understand or remember words or sounds due to a language processing problem in the brain. Parents and doctors can often mistake this as a hearing problem. However, CAPD causes problems with processing and memorizing information, not with actually hearing the information.