A learning disorder affects much more than your child’s grades at school. It affects their confidence, their behavior, and the way they interact with others.
Learning disorders are caused by problems with the neurological system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) that make learning more difficult. Learning disorders can also interfere with higher level skills, including organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long- or short-term memory, and attention span.
Some of the most common types of learning disorders include:
- Dyslexia, which causes problems interpreting words, letters, or other symbols
- Math disorders
- Writing difficulties
The pediatric developmental-behavioral specialists at University of Miami Health System offer expert assessment and treatment for learning disorders. Our specialized team works with you and your child to develop a customized plan to improve your child’s learning ability. We help them gain skills to help them succeed.
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class health care for children. Children and their families come from all over the world to receive top-quality care from our compassionate team of pediatric specialists. Your child receives personalized attention from doctors who are sought out for their expertise.
Research leads to better treatments for your child. In addition to seeing patients, our doctors are involved in leading-edge research at one of the nation’s top medical schools, Miller School of Medicine. Through this research, we have access to innovative treatments and procedures more quickly than other facilities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research findings to provide your child with superior, personalized care.
HealthySteps program helps children meet milestones. All our general pediatrics offices use the HealthySteps program to ensure that children are developing appropriately for their age — physically, emotionally, and psychologically. When there are issues or concerns, we work closely with patients and their families to connect them with support resources.