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Brainpower - May 2010
Learning Disabilities — Defined.  Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia — such complex words define different types of learning disabilities (LD). While many people think learning impairments are related to a person’s intelligence, they actually deal with how the brain receives, processes and conveys information. In fact, most adults and children who struggle with LD are of average or above average intelligence. The key to dealing with these challenges is to be tested, since many different learning disabilities exist and all require unique treatment. The following symptoms might indicate that you or someone you know may require learning disability testing:  Motor skills •	Poor hand-eye coordination, such as required in cutting, buttoning or holding a pencil Math •	Difficulty memorizing or organizing numbers, operation signs and number facts •	Difficulty with counting principles •	Difficulty telling time Language/Reading/Writing •	Difficulty understanding the correlation between sounds, letters and words •	Difficulty grasping the meaning of words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs •	Difficulty with verbal language skills such as speech fluency or understanding directions •	Unusually poor handwriting •	Inability to accurately copy letters and words •	Poor spelling •	Poor organization in writing MindWorks Testing offers a learning disability assessment for both children and adults. If you suspect that you or someone you know has a LD, contact us. We want to help. Don’t let a learning disability get in the way of reaching your full potential. e-Friends Have a friend who could benefit from MindWorks Testing? Forward this e-mail, or sign them up for our eNews. Click here to subscribe family, friends or co-workers to Brainpower.
Did you know?  •	Roughly 35% of children with learning disabilities don’t finish high school. That percentage is almost twice the rate of drop-outs without LD.  •	Of those students with learning disorders who do graduate, less than two percent go on to attend a four-year college.  •	Many students with learning impairments are of above average intelligence, yet do not obtain their four-year degree.   (Source: National Longitudinal Transition Study)
Find out what’s possible for your child. Get to know how the mind works through psychological testing.   To learn more, call 281.480.7554 or visit mindworkstesting.org.  17555 El Camino Real Houston, Texas 77058
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