Identifying Learning Problems

The following can signal your child has a learning problem. This information is provided to help you understand the scope of some of the learning problems that may impair your child’s ability to learn. In no way is this information provided as a diagnosis. Only a professional can make any diagnosis.

Call Dr. Dehn at 608-781-0532 for a free consultation on what to do if your suspect your child has a learning problem.

Signs of General Learn Problems

  • Difficulty understanding new material
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Declining grades
  • A dislike for reading
  • Difficulty comprehending
  • A dislike for school
  • Anxiety about school performance
  • Poor test scores
  • Taking a long time to complete assignments
  • Poor study skills
  • Underachievement

Signs of Reading Problems:

  • A dislike for reading
  • Difficulty remembering new words
  • Difficulty sounding out words
  • Guessing at words based on the initial letter
  • Difficulty rhyming words
  • Difficulty with comprehension
  • Missing important information when reading

Signs of Math Problems:

  • Finger counting
  • Difficulty memorizing math facts
  • Difficulty remembering math operations steps
  • Confusing math signs such as + and –
  • Difficulty recognizing wrong answers
  • Difficulty estimating

Signs of Writing Problems

  • Short sentences
  • Omitting or repeating words
  • Spelling errors
  • Not noticing errors
  • Difficulty getting ideas onto paper

Learning Disabilities

Schoolhouse Tutoring® works with students who have learning problems and with students who have the following disabilities:

  • Reading
  • Dyslexia
  • Math
  • Written expression
  • ADHD
  • Autism/Aspergers

Processing Problems

Students who have learning problems, learning disabilities, or are underachieving frequently have weaknesses in one or more cognitive processes. Such processes include:

  • Attention
  • Auditory Processing
  • Executive Functions
  • Fine Motor
  • Fluid Reasoning
  • Long-Term Recall
  • Oral Language
  • Phonological Processing
  • Processing Speed
  • Visual-Spatial Processing
  • Working Memory

Memory Problems

Approximately half of students with learning problems and learning disabilities have a memory weakness in either short-term, working, or long-term memory. When a memory problem is indicated by risk factors or by reported observations, memory testing is recommended. When a student has a memory problem, memory training can be provided at Schoolhouse Tutoring®. The purpose of such training is to strengthen the student’s memory and to help the student learn to more effectively use his or her memory potential.

All face-to-face tutoring is conducted at Schoolhouse Tutoring®, located in Suite 200 at 1052 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650.

Call 608-781-0532 to schedule a free initial consultation.