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LEARNING DISABILITIES

Our Speech-Pathologists Come to You!

“If you notice your 3- to 5-year-old having difficulty rhyming words, singing the alphabet song, or mispronouncing words more than other children their age do, these could be signs of a learning disability.”

Language Learning Disabilities (LLD)

School-aged children identified as having a language-based learning disability (LLD) may not necessarily have had a history of speech or language problems during their preschool years. Signs usually start to appear just before children are expected to read and write.

"Learning Disabilities" refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning. As such, learning disabilities are distinct from global intellectual deficiency.

Learning disabilities range in severity, interfering with the acquisition of one or more of the following:

  • oral language (e.g. listening, speaking, understanding)
  • reading (e.g. decoding, phonetic knowledge, word recognition, comprehension)
  • written language (e.g. spelling and written expression)
  • mathematics (e.g. computation, problem solving)

Parents who observe that their child is struggling to learn or show difficulties in organizational skills, social perception and interaction as well as perspective taking should collaborate with the classroom teacher and a registered speech-language pathologist to ensure individual needs are addressed.

Contact the Speech Associates for a private evaluation or therapy to address Dyslexia. Our Toronto speech therapists are here to help and are experienced in addressing Dyslexia in children.

For more information contact our main office at: 416 800 4259 for a consultation with a speech-pathologist or email us at: info@speechassociates.ca