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Learning Differences

Learning differences are challenges that cause a person to have difficulty learning in a typical way. Common learning differences are Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Language Processing Disorder, and Auditory Processing Disorder. Testing and natural assessment can offer the client and family clarity regarding potential learning differences. In addition to the obvious challenges of a learning difference, the individual may also experience low self-esteem and a deficiency in social skills.

Individuals with learning differences are also at higher risk for substance abuse and oppositional behaviors that serve to mask their insecurities. Participants come to understand their strengths and compensate for limitations by adopting accommodation techniques. Self-esteem is enhanced through a strength-based focus and the sense of accomplishment that comes from the successful completion of the program.

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