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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.

We do not diagnose or treat intellectual development disorders (previously termed mental retardation), speech disorders, autism spectrum disorders, or non-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.

If your child is experiencing learning difficulties that are related to a learning disability, then we can help you understand why your child is struggling and what you can do to help your child reach his or her full academic potential.

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.​

While some children with neurodevelopmental disorders will experience learning difficulties that negatively impact​ multiple areas of academic achievement, other such children will experience learning difficulties that negatively impact only one area of academic achievement.  While some children with neurodevelopmental disorders will experience more severe learning difficulties, other such children will experience less severe learning difficulties.​

​Whether your child is struggling in one or more areas of academic achievement and whether your child's academic struggles are more severe or less severe, we can help you to understand why your child is struggling and what you can do to help to help your child.

KinderMinds is led by Dr. Elizabeth Smith.  Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D., M.S. 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 your child is experiencing learning difficulties and you would like to learn more about how Dr. Smith might be able to help your child, then please start by reviewing the Evaluations and FAQs pages of this website.  After you have done so, you should consider scheduling a Free Consultation with Dr. Smith to discuss your child's unique situation.

If you would like to schedule a Free Consultation or if you have already completed a Free Consultation and are ready to schedule an evaluation, then you may use the "Schedule Now" button at the top of this webpage to do so.

If you need to contact Dr. Smith directly, then you may do so at elizabeth.smith@kinderminds.com​ or by phone at (425) 301-1816.​