Children develop at different rates, but you might notice signs of a possible developmental delay. It is essential to act quickly and get early intervention for learning disabilities in Ocean, NJ, and Monmouth County. The first step is reaching out to developmental pediatrician Dr. Alison Smoller of Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey.

What Are Learning Disabilities?

Learning disabilities are disorders that affect the ability to:

  • Understand or use spoken or written language
  • Do mathematical calculations
  • Coordinate movements
  • Direct attention

Learning disabilities occur in very young children, yet they are sometimes not noticed until the child reaches school age. Learning disabilities can be lifelong conditions in some people. Several overlapping learning disabilities may occur in the same person. Other people may have a single, isolated learning problem that has little impact on their daily lives.

Early Intervention Learning Disabilities in Ocean, NJ, And Monmouth County

Early intervention refers to the services and support available to help babies and toddlers up to around three years old with developmental delays or disabilities. These interventions can include speech therapy, physical therapy, and other types of services based on the needs of the child and family. They can also have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills and help them flourish in school and life later on.

Early intervention is more effective than later attempts because it helps to:

  • Address learning difficulties before they become established and lead to other issues, such as behavioral and emotional problems
  • Teach specific skills and coping strategies to focus on strengths and minimize, improve, or work around weaknesses
  • Improve educational performance and outcomes

Diagnosing your child’s learning disabilities early in Ocean, NJ, and Monmouth County, will help them get the help they need sooner. If you’re worried about your child’s development or have observed signs of learning disabilities, call (732) 660-0220 to schedule a consultation with developmental pediatrician Dr. Smoller at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey.

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