Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain’s ability to receive, process, analyze, store or recall information. While a student with a learning disability may learn at a slower pace than someone without, having a learning disability has nothing to do with his/her intelligence.

Successful folks with learning disabilities include: Alexander Graham Bell, Walt Disney, Charles Schwab, and Olympic gold medal winner, Michael Phelps.

Learning disabilities come in many forms. Some interfere with a student’s ability to concentrate or focus. Some learning disabilities can cause a student’s mind to wander. Other learning disabilities can make it challenging for a student to read, write, spell, or to work out math problems.

If you suspect your child has a learning disability, contact Julie. She can help you request testing and seek eligibility for special education services in the school system.

As your Special Education Advocate, Julie can help you identify the services to request in your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 and write specific learning goals, tailored to address your student’s learning disability.