Learning Disabilities

January 31, 2010

Learning disabilities can take many forms. The most common are those that affect reading, spelling/writing, or mathematics. Problems with learning may occur while a person is still a child or as an adult. The sooner the problem is identified, the sooner the individual affected can receive the help that he/she needs.

If a problem with learning is suspected, neuropsychological testing may determine if there is a problem, what it is, and how best to treat it. Neuropsychological testing “goes beyond” traditional psychoeducational testing in that it measures functions of the brain that are required for learning.

These functions include attention, memory, language, decision making and planning, in addition to aspects of intelligence and the person’s learning achievement levels.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.