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Overcome Learning Disabilities With Waystone Psychology

Learning disabilities can be challenging for children and their families to cope with. Hundreds of thousands of Canadian children suffer from learning disabilities, leading to difficulties at school and home. Learning disabilities can translate to difficulties reading, calculating, paying attention, processing language, and more. Through our Psychoeducational Assessments, Waystone Psychology can help understand any potential learning disabilities you or your child might have, and recommend tools and actions for improvement.

While there is no cure for specific learning disorders, we can work with you or your child to improve reading, writing, and math skills. Our strategy is to strengthen skills and develop a learning strategy tailored to the individual, taking into account personal weaknesses and strengths.

Waystone’s Straightforward but Powerful Process of Growth

Our experience enables us to offer clients a straightforward process to recovery. Having said that, you can rest assured that we do not use a cookie-cutter approach but rather treat each client with the individualized care and attention that you deserve.

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We begin with an assessment by discussing and exploring your anxiety including symptoms and possible causes.

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Identify Areas for Improvement

After the assessment, we will begin
working on areas for improvement & coping strategies.

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Improve Functioning and Quality of Life

We’ll do a deep dive together,
isolating specific challenges and
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Seeking Early Intervention For Learning Disabilities

Early intervention is crucial because of the potential to escalate down the line. If a pupil does not learn addition in elementary school, algebra in high school will be beyond their grasp and this can translate into other aspects of their life. In addition to academic performance, children with learning disabilities may also experience other symptoms like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, persistent weariness, and motivational loss. Some kids may also misbehave to divert attention from their academic difficulties.

If there are concerns about a child’s learning, the teacher, parents or guardians, doctor, or some other professional can ask for an evaluation. To rule out any underlying medical conditions or vision or hearing issues, your child will likely undergo a medical check-up first. The results of a learning disability test as well as teacher feedback, input from the parents or guardians, and a review of academic performance are used to determine whether a learning disability exists and whether assistance are required.

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Waystone: Caring Psychologists With a Unique Vision for Success

Learning disabilities can have a substantial impact on our daily functioning, even beyond their moment-to-moment impact. Learning disabilities can also affect our concentration, self-respect, and enthusiasm for educational and professional activities. The concerns can also spread to other areas of one’s relationships, professional life, and health.

At Waystone Psychology, our role as psychologists is to work together with the client to develop coping strategies and provide support. We help our clients develop new ways of adapting to life’s challenges in order to promote healthy functioning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common learning disabilities in Canada?

The most common learning disabilities in Canada are:

  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Processing Deficits

If you suspect that you or your child has a learning disability, contact us today.

Does having a Learning Disability mean you can’t learn?

Absolutely not! People with learning disabilities are often intelligent and some are even gifted. Learning disabilities mean that those living with them have brains which work differently. In order to learn the best, those with learning disabilities need to be taught in ways which take into consideration their strengths and weaknesses.

How can I know if me or my child has a learning disability?

Since learning disabilities are invisible, psychological tests must be performed to determine the extent, if any, of a learning disability in an individual. At Waystone Psychology, we perform Psychoeducational Assessments to determine learning challenges faced by people of all ages. Our tests are highly effective in assessing strengths & challenges faced by individual learners.

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common learning disorders affecting children as well as adults. People with ADHD will have higher than normal activity levels, difficult remaining still for long periods of time, and limited attention spans. While these symptoms are common in children in general, in children with ADHD these issues are much greater than is common for their age and can cause issues with social, educational, and family functioning.

How do people develop learning disabilities?

Nobody is really sure what causes learning disabilities, though sometimes learning disabilities run in families. While recent advances in brain imaging technology suggests that the brains of people with Learning Disabilities function differently than those without them, the exact causes have yet to be identified. Some research has suggested that learning disabilities might have risk factors such as genetics, or factors affecting the fetus’ development in the womb, environmental, and nutritional factors. It is important that these are simply risk factors and are not causes of learning disabilities.