Learning Disability

Specialty of Psychology

Learning disorders in children encompass alterations of some of the basic cognitive processes that affect the way the brain processes information. Normally, manifest only as a deficit in very specific areas such as writing, reading or calculating. Children who suffer from this disorder, have a lower school performance although most of them have normal or above-average intelligence. The main specific developmental learning disorders usually affect perception, emotion, speech, writing and reading, attention, and motor coordination and activity. Therefore, it is important to diagnose the problem early in order to avoid further complications in the development of children and implement a pedagogic intervention based, through the coordination of physical, psychological or speech therapists, as the case therapy treatment.

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