Evaluation and Treatment for Learning Disabilities
Have you always wondered whether you have an undiagnosed attention deficit disorder or learning disability?
The evaluation and treatment of learning and attention problems can be of
great benefit throughout a person's life. Rather than "growing out of it,"
many individuals find that these difficulties persist in adulthood, with
implications for functioning at work, in academic settings, and in
relationships. In some cases, other medical issues accompany the attention
deficit disorder and make the symptoms worse.
If, as an adult, you continue to struggle with difficulties associated with
reading, attention, focus, following directions and organization, the
Learning Disability and Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic, part of the
Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders Program at BIDMC, can help address
the problem. We offer neurological and neuropsychological evaluation as
well as pharmacological treatment and cognitive remediation.
Our areas of expertise include:
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder
Nonverbal learning disabilities
Our services include:
Comprehensive, objective measurement of neurocognitive strengths and
weaknesses through neuropsychological testing
Documentation necessary for obtaining academic accommodations (e.g.,
Neurological evaluation, including medication assessment and screening
for the presence of other medical conditions
Consultation for concurrent difficulties with mood (e.g., depression,
Treatment including medication, coaching, cognitive remediation,
academic and career planning, and individual psychotherapy