在美国，五分之一的人受到学习差异的影响. If left untreated, these differences can be a barrier to reaching full potential. Roughly 40% of those with learning differences also have a mental health challenge like anxiety or depression, often because they have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers. In the Bay Area it can be even more challenging given the academic expectations. 因为有学习差异的人很聪明, many can go undiagnosed until high school or college when academic expectations intensify. Early diagnosis of a learning difference helps improve the individual’s ability to reach their academic potential and assists in the prevention of low self-esteem and/or behavior problems that can potentially interfere with their ability to learn. 在得到正确诊断的情况下, 正确的工具和基于优势的学习环境, all individuals with language-based learning differences like dyslexia can thrive and express their gifts. 例如，加州州长加文·纽森(Gavin 新闻om)患有阅读障碍. 其他著名的诵读困难患者包括沃尔特·迪斯尼, 阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦, 凯拉骑士的, 斯蒂芬斯皮尔伯格和巴勃罗毕加索. Learning differences are common and yet far too many people with differences are undiagnosed and misunderstood. CHC is here to help individuals with learning differences increase their self-awareness, 了解他们的学习概况, acquire skills and tools for success and unleash their many talents so they can reach their full promise and potential.
学习差异(LD) is an umbrella term for many types of learner variability including dyslexia (language and reading challenges), 计算障碍(数学方面的挑战), 书写困难(书写困难), 感觉统合障碍(运动协调问题), central auditory processing disorder (difficulty processing and remembering language tasks), 非语言学习障碍(非语言交流问题), visual perceptual/visual motor deficits (reversing letters) and other language-based disorders.
诊断幼儿患有LD是困难的. 然而, parents can watch for indicators like the ones mentioned above and take action as early as possible. 孩子越早接受干预, 甚至在正式诊断之前, the more likely they will be to receive help and the more prepared they will be as academic demands increase. Children with learning challenges commonly decide at an early age that they’re not “smart” by sizing up the differences between the academic performance of their peers and their performance, so getting an evaluation early is important to safeguard your child’s self-esteem. Early intervention is critical, so if you are concerned that something just isn’t right, 请伸出援手 给我们的护理团队.
在CHC, we have multiple professionals who can help overcome barriers to learning and help learners develop skills that last for a lifetime.
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CHC provides a customized integrated approach to treating learning differences, 视情况而定. This typically involves a combination of education and mental health services.
沙山学校 specializes in working with students in grades 2-8 with dyslexia, other language-based learning differences and/or school-based anxiety. CHC’s 临床服务 offers screenings, evaluations, therapy and coaching. 以斯帖B. Clark School and 沙山学校 with learning differences learn to manage their challenges. The 施瓦布学习中心 works with college and high school students with learner variability and provides screening and evaluation, 学习专家支持和短期治疗. Community Education classes and podcasts regularly address the topic of learning differences and there are also numerous articles and resources available in our online 图书馆资源.
坐着不动对很多孩子(和成年人)来说是一个挑战!). Schools and teachers are starting to realize that children are actually more focused on learning when they’re given a chance to wriggle, 烦躁不安的人, 四处走动.
Families across the country are grappling with how to respond when in-person learning doesn’t translate smoothly into virtual learning. With over 74 percent of the largest school districts in the country fully remote — representing more than 9 million children — parents either need to find a way to make schooling work or drop out of the workforce, 这个问题在很大程度上影响着女性.
Distance learning is a challenge for us all, especially those with learning and attention issues. 在这期“同情之声”播客中, we continue our conversation with CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director Dr. Glen Elliott to learn strategies to help kids with 注意力缺陷多动症 mitigate distractions and maximize the motivation to learn.
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