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Our practicum students are accepting new clients and offering services at reduced rates.

Contact us at office@citcassociates.com or 416-570-5050 to find out more.

Learning Disabilities

There are several categories of specific learning disorders, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). These include:

  • Impairment in reading (also known as dyslexia), which can appear in your child’s word reading accuracy, reading rate (fluency), and/or reading comprehension skills.
  • Impairment with written expression (also known as dysgraphia), which may include difficulties with spelling, grammar and punctuation, and/or clarity or organization of your child’s written expression.
  • Impairment in mathematics (also known as dyscalculia), which can arise with respect to number sense, memorization of math facts, accurate or fluent calculation, and/or math reasoning skills.

At CITC, an assessment for a learning disability would include:

  • A psychological assessment of overall cognitive ability and academic progress.
  • Administration of diagnostic assessment tools to investigate for possible additional processing deficits (e.g., attention, memory, language processing, visual/sensory/motor processing, executive functioning).
  • Questionnaires/rating scales will be given to the person being assessed, as well as caregivers as appropriate (e.g., parents, teachers) to assess for potential environmental, social-emotional and/or behavioural factors (e.g., anxiety/OCD, depression, ASD) that may be impacting their performance.

If you require more information about learning disorder assessments or would like to book an initial consult please contact call/text 416-570-5050.

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