What Are Learning Challenges?

Learning challenges are disorders that affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do mathematical calculations, coordinate movements, or direct attention.

By understanding a child’s learning style you can help maximize a child’s potential. Brain Cog Coach can help gear the instruction towards their natural strengths. Ultimately the child will be able to learn best when we know how they perceive and process information.

The most common treatment for any learning challenge is specialized education. Specially trained educators or psychologists may perform a diagnostic educational evaluation assessing the child's academic and intellectual potential and level of academic performance. Once the evaluation is complete, the basic approach is to teach learning skills by building on the child's abilities and strengths while correcting and compensating for disabilities and weaknesses. Other professionals such as speech and language therapists also may be involved. Some medications may be effective in helping the child learn by enhancing attention and concentration. Psychological therapies may also be used.

Learning challenges can be lifelong conditions. In some people, several overlapping learning challenges may be apparent. Other people may have a single, isolated learning problem that has little impact on their lives.

Brain Cog Coach offers special education for individuals with learning challenges. Services provided include:

  • Transitional planning
  • Parenting skills
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • IEP and 504 reviews
  • Parent advocacy/school consultations
  • Facilitation of academic modifications

Learning Challenges may include some of the following: