Anatomy of a Learning Disability :: Signs, Symptoms, and Next Steps

The following is sponsored by Rio Grande Learning Solutions. We at Albuquerque Moms Blog strive to work with businesses we feel bring value to our readers.

As our children get older, the challenges of parenting shift from lack of sleep and potty training to friend feuds and struggles in school. There are thousands of online resources filled with tips and tricks for the baby and toddler challenges. But parents can feel a little in the dark when their child is really struggling in school.

Hire a tutor? Take away privileges and treats until your child starts doing better? Get an IEP (individual education plan) done by the school district?

Each option comes with its own pros and cons. The “solution” also depends on whether or not the issues have an underlying cause of a learning disability. You can help your child navigate through these struggles even if they don’t have an official diagnosis, which can sometimes stigmatize.

Here is a resource from Rio Grande Learning Solutions for parents to help determine if a learning disability may be present and what we can do as parents to help our child overcome and succeed.

Download the PDF of this helpful guide here. 

About Our Guest Blogger

Melanie is a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a mother of 3 beautiful children ages 18, 16, & 9.

When her oldest son was 9, he was struggling with reading, spelling, and writing, Melanie desperately searched for answers to end her son’s frustration and to find a solution so that he could master these fundamental skills of life. A series of psycho-educational testing and research revealed that her son’s school problems stemmed from Dyslexia and Dysgraphia.

Melanie then began her search for Dyslexia help in the state of New Mexico. Time and time again she came up with only temporary fixes to what she knew would be a lifelong struggle without proper help. A friend recommended The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald Davis. It was as if Mr. Davis had written the book with her son in mind.  Melanie quickly sought help from a licensed Davis® facilitator and watched her son’s reading improve and self-esteem soar! The improvement in her son’s confidence and his academic success prompted Melanie to pursue licensure in the Davis® Dyslexia Correction procedures herself. In 2013 after a year and a half of traveling to Burlingame, CA, 340 hours of both class time, and independent case studies, Melanie obtained her Davis® Facilitator license. Melanie has been working in an educational setting with both students and teachers since 2015.

She also has her RYT200 allowing her to share her love of yoga when she can. Most recently Melanie has begun training to become a licensed Davis Autism provider. This license will allow her to work with individuals with Autism, as well as executive functioning disorder. Melanie says she enjoys being a Davis® facilitator because:

“Helping individuals overcome their learning disabilities and take control of the very thing that has been holding them back is the most “soul-satisfying work there is!”


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