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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities services located in Las Vegas, NV

If you or your child has learning disabilities, help is within reach at We Are Hope in Las Vegas, Nevada. The experienced mental health specialists provide an array of therapies to help patients learn easier, perform better at work or school, and live the best quality of life possible. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today to get screened or treated for learning disorders.

Learning Disabilities Q & A

What are learning disabilities?

Learning disabilities are disorders that affect the brain’s ability to function, learn, and comprehend. They may prevent you from learning appropriate skills and being able to utilize them at work, in school, or during everyday situations. Learning disorders can affect:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Speech
  • Language 
  • Math
  • Comprehension
  • Problem-solving
  • Socializing

Fortunately, We Are Hope offers an array of treatments that optimize the way your brain functions and your capability to learn.

What are the risk factors for learning disabilities?

The risk factors for developing learning disabilities include:

  • Poor growth in the uterus
  • Fetal alcohol or drug exposure
  • Premature birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Family history of learning disabilities
  • Emotional or physical trauma
  • Lead or other toxin exposure
  • Head injuries
  • Nervous system disorders

However, the exact cause of many learning disabilities isn’t entirely clear. So, while adopting healthy habits may reduce the chance of developing them, you can’t necessarily prevent such disorders.

What are the symptoms of learning disorders?

The symptoms associated with learning disorders vary from person to person and may include:

  • Poor grades at school
  • Inability to master specific skills at work or in school
  • Poor work performance 
  • Poor concentration 
  • Difficulty understanding or following directions
  • Problems remembering things
  • Lack of coordination 
  • Losing items often
  • Difficulty completing assignments on time
  • Poor reading, writing, or math skills
  • Acting out
  • Anger
  • Emotional reactions at school
  • Disorganization
  • Being defiant
  • Fatigue

Children or adults struggling with learning disorders may also experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or lack of motivation.  

How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Diagnosing learning disabilities often involves discussions with parents and teachers, a generalized physical exam, and an assessment that can detect learning disorders and other mental health conditions. A specialist might evaluate vision and hearing and administer a series of exams to diagnose specific learning disabilities. 

How are learning disabilities treated?

We Are Hope provides an array of treatments for learning disabilities. The practice offers:

  • Educational assistance 
  • Psychotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Extra academic help
  • Medications
  • Child and family services
  • Case management
  • Family planning
  • In-home therapy
  • Basic skills training (BST)
  • Day treatments
  • Parenting support groups
  • Transportation services on a case-by-case basis

We Are Hope partners with the Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS), the Department of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS), and the Clark County School District (CCSD) to provide life-changing opportunities.

Schedule an evaluation at We Are Hope by phone or online today to get screened or treated for learning disabilities.