Therapy for Learning Disorders
in Massapequa & East Northport, NY

Children struggling with learning disorders can struggle not only in the classroom but also with social situations and their future careers. At Sensational Development, we recognize the impact these challenges can have on a child’s overall growth. Our specialized pediatric therapy services for children, teens, and young adults are designed to help your child overcome learning disorder challenges for a brighter future. Keep reading to learn what learning disorders are, how they can impact your child, and how our expert therapists can help.

What Is a Learning Disorder?

A learning disorder is a developmental condition that affects how a person learns certain skills. It’s important to note that learning disorders aren’t caused by low intelligence or lack of motivation; there is simply a difference in how the brain receives and processes information. Children with learning disorders may have difficulties in reading, writing, math, or other academic skills, despite having average to above-average intelligence.

Common Learning Disorders

Learning disorders are common in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that about 1 in 5 children have a learning disorder that impacts their education. Some of the most common learning disorders include:


Difficulty with understanding written language


Trouble with writing letters and/or numbers


Struggles with understanding math and solving math problems

What Causes Learning Disorders?

The causes of learning disorders are complex, and there is no singular reason why some children struggle with learning. Common contributing factors that can lead to a learning disorder include:

  • Family history of learning disorders.
  • Maternal alcohol or drug use during pregnancy
  • Poor nutrition during infancy and childhood
  • Environmental factors like lead in water or paint

How Learning Disorders Can Affect Your Child's Growth

Learning disorders can impact a child’s success in school, but they can also impact a child’s social development, self-care skills, and future career achievements. The ability to learn, to understand and use information, is vital for every area of life. We learn in classrooms from teachers and books, but we also learn from watching the people around us, trying new things, and observing our environment. Even babies spend most of their time learning about the world by playing and interacting with people and toys. This is why it is so important to address learning disorders with pediatric therapy as soon as possible to ensure your child has the best chance at reaching their fullest potential in life. 

How Pediatric Therapy Helps Children with Learning Disorders

At Sensational Development, our experienced pediatric therapists conduct thorough evaluations to understand the unique needs of each child with a learning disorder. Our play-based occupational therapy techniques can help children develop stronger cognitive and social skills necessary for learning. And for children with sensory struggles, our sensory integration techniques can help them better tolerate sensory input that may be distracting when they are trying to learn. With routine therapy, we can help children improve their: 

  • Memory
  • Focus
  • Executive functioning
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language
  • And much more

Schedule an Appointment Today

IIf your child has a learning disorder, Sensational Development is here to help them thrive. Give us a call at (516) 799-2900 to schedule an evaluation, and let’s work together to schedule an evaluation, and let’s work together to give your child the skills they need for a sensational future.