Do you have a child who tries hard to follow instructions, concentrate and do well in school, yet despite their best efforts, continues to struggle and fall behind? This child may have a learning disability/disorder, which affects how they receive and process information. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1 in 10 school children are affected by a learning disorder.
Learning disabilities and some associated diagnoses include:
This episode, we speak with veteran educator, Libby Hall, to discuss the basics of learning disabilities. During our chat, Libby helps us understand what a learning disability is, lists the different types of LD diagnoses, and provides common warning signs that parents and educators can look for. Additionally, she gives advice on what parents can do if they have concerns and offers at-home activities to promote early learning.
Libby Hall, MEd, CALP is a veteran educator of more two decades. She has worked in special education, gifted, English Language Learning, early childhood and general elementary classrooms. She has completed extensive coursework in treating children with dyslexia. Libby is currently a lead teacher at The Parish School, where she specializes in children who have communication delays and learning differences. Libby has partnered with Children’s Learning Institute in Houston to develop educator trainings and is a regionally recognized speaker.