Is your child struggling with language or having trouble in class?
- This area encompasses early intervention for pre-schoolers who are at risk for or have delayed language.
- The center will provide services for children, adolescents and adults with developmental learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders as well as speech, language and hearing impairments.
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
What is it? Central Auditory Processing Disorder is a deficit in the ability to process auditory information. This can negatively impact a child’s language and learning.
What causes it? The breakdown usually occurs in the central nervous system. It can be caused by a brain injury, but often the cause is unknown.
What are some difficulties:
- Understanding language
- Following directions
- Paying attention
- Reading and spelling
What can I do?:
- Maintain eye contact when giving directions
- Speak slowly
- Break down directions
- Check for understanding
- Reduce background noise
- Use visuals such as a graphic organizer
Dyslexia Warning Signs-Beyond Bs and Ds
There are several warning signs for dyslexia across the ages, beyond letter reversals and errors when reading aloud. Dyslexia warning signs can be present in children as young as preschool age. Below are some notable warning signs across ages:
- Rhyming difficulties
- Late to establish a dominant hand
- Left and right confusion
- Difficulty tying shoes-this activity involves “crossing the midline,” which can be difficult for children with dyslexia
- Speech delays/ articulation errors
- A family history of dyslexia
- Struggles with handwriting
- Letter and number reversals
- Poor spelling
- Word finding issues
- Trouble sounding out words
- Struggles with word problems in math class
- Overall messiness and disorganization