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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.