Written Expression Learning Disorders

You’ve heard of dyslexia, so you know that sometimes people struggle to learn to read. But did you know that some children and adults develop learning disorders related to writing? If you have a hard time communicating via writing, you might have a written expression learning disorder.

People with written expression learning disorders often excel in other aspects of their life, like mathematics and science, which can make them question if they really do have a learning disorder. It’s common for students with this disorder to experience low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness and frustration at school.

Having a learning disorder isn’t your fault-and you’re not alone in your struggle to succeed. If you or your child has a written expression learning disorder, the professionals at NeuroHealth Arlington Heights can diagnose the condition and develop a helpful treatment plan.

What Are Written Expression Learning Disorders?

A person with a written expression disorder may have trouble expressing himself or herself in writing. This specific condition is also referred to as dysgraphia. Children and adults who have a written expression learning disorder might have a hard time understanding how written letters and words convey meaning. They might often write the wrong word or confuse letters like q and p.

Dysgraphia usually affects elementary school-aged children who are just learning to read and write. However, it can also affect teenagers and adults.

How Do We Treat Written Expression Learning Disorders?

People who have written expression learning disorders often worry that their inability to write is their own fault. In reality, though, written expression learning disorders are simply a reflection of your brain’s chemistry. Learning disorders can be treated, and they aren’t a measure of your intellect or drive to succeed. With training and treatment, you can learn to manage the disorder and excel in school or at work.

Your specialist will diagnose you or your loved one based on a neuropsychological assessment. Postdiagnosis, we will come up with a personalized treatment plan that caters to your individual needs.

In particular, we’ll work with schools to ensure your child’s learning disorder is accommodated based on his or her treatment. For instance, your child might need to write on a computer at school instead of on paper, or your child might need to write shorter essays or answer differently worded questions on tests. If your child is older, he or she may need college accommodations. Elsewhere, we have discussed possible accommodations for college students struggling with learning disorders.

Get in Touch With NeuroHealth Today

You don’t need to feel anxious or worried about your learning disorder. Instead, you can work with a professional to treat your disorder and achieve a high quality of life. Call NeuroHealth at  (847) 754-9343 to schedule a written expression learning disorder diagnostic today.