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We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders that cause children to experience learning difficulties. The neurodevelopmental disorders in which we specialize include specific learning disorders, language disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and handwriting-related motor disorders.  The term “learning disabilities” is generally used within the education system to describe the neurodevelopmental disorders that we diagnose and treat.

A child who is experiencing learning difficulties often has a neurodevelopmental disorder that negatively affects one or more of the basic cognitive processes involved in learning.  Such a child may have difficulty reading, listening, thinking, speaking, writing, spelling or doing math calculations. Dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia are all examples of relatively common learning disabilities that often go undiagnosed and untreated.

KinderMinds is led by Dr. Elizabeth Smith. Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D., M.A. and B.S. in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). She has more than twenty-five years of related experience working in various public school, private school, and clinical settings. During this time, Dr. Smith has helped thousands of children with learning-related neurodevelopmental disorders realize their full academic potential.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of having your child evaluated, then you should start by scheduling a free Phone Consultation with Dr. Smith to discuss your child’s unique situation.

If you need to reach Dr. Smith you can do so at elizabeth.smith@kinderminds.com.