Learning Disability

ADHD Specialists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn and Rego Park, Elmhurst, NY

Learning Disability services offered in Midtown Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn and Rego Park, Elmhurst, NY

No matter how hard your child tries, and despite your best efforts to help, children with learning disabilities quickly fall behind at school because these conditions won’t improve without specialized intervention. The skilled team at Beyond ADHD has helped many children overcome learning disabilities at their offices in Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, and Elmhurst and Rego Park in Queens. Call the nearest New York City office today or book an appointment online for a thorough evaluation and personalized interventions to remediate learning disabilities.

What are learning disabilities?

Learning disabilities begin in childhood and affect the way your child processes information. These disorders are not related to your child’s intelligence but can lead to low grades because they make it hard, if not impossible, for your child to learn and do well on tests.

Though learning disabilities involve challenges with the educational basics of reading, writing, and math, many children also struggle with inattention and emotional and behavioral issues.

What are the different types of learning disabilities?

The most common learning disabilities include:


Dyscalculia refers to a difficulty understanding numbers and math concepts.


Dysgraphia affects fine motor skills, making it hard for children to write. Poor handwriting interferes with their ability to learn all other subjects. Children with dysgraphia often struggle with spelling and have a hard time organizing and planning.


Children with dyslexia have problems reading because their brain can’t relate letters with the sounds they make. As a result, they can’t put letters together to spell and read.

Oral/written language disorder

This learning disability leads to problems in understanding and/or expressing language. For example, children may not understand word meanings, the right order for words, or how changing word order affects the meaning of a sentence.

Nonverbal learning disabilities

If your child has a nonverbal learning disability, they have a hard time interpreting or understanding body language and facial expressions.

What symptoms indicate my child has a learning disability?

Signs of learning disabilities include: 

  • Being a late talker
  • Not understanding word sounds
  • Difficulty learning colors, shapes, letters, and numbers
  • Difficulty learning nursery rhymes
  • Struggling to understand instructions
  • Not remembering what you just said
  • Losing or misplacing homework
  • Difficulty learning the concept of time
  • Having intense emotional reactions when doing schoolwork
  • Inability to read or sound out unfamiliar words
  • Problems finding the right words
  • Avoiding activities involving reading

Early intervention is essential to prevent your child from falling further behind in school. The sooner your child’s learning disability is diagnosed, the faster they can get help, overcome their challenges, and find success at school.

Seek help as soon as you notice signs of a learning disability or your child’s teacher expresses concerns. Call Beyond ADHD or connect online to request an evaluation and treatment.