Who am I...
Born in England, I have been living in France for over 30 years and obtained my diploma in Lyon in 2013.
As a Neuro-psychologist I can undertake different tests in order to evaluate your child’s cognitive functions. These tests will mainly help to understand the way your child thinks, moreover they will also enable the diagnosis of learning disabilities and ADHD (Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder)
Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics.
They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organisation, time planning, short or long term memory and attention/concentration.
Learning disabilities can affect an individual’s life beyond academic expectations and can impact relationships with family, friends and in the workplace.
Learning disabilities should not be confused with learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor handicaps; of mental retardation; of emotional disturbance (anxiety or depression for example); or even of environmental or economic disadvantages.
People with learning disabilities will have average or above average intelligence. There often appears to be an important variance or difference between the child’s potential and his/her actual achievements. This is why learning disabilities are referred to as “hidden disabilities”: the child seems to be a very bright and an intelligent person, yet maybe unable to demonstrate the skill level expected from someone of a similar age.
A learning disability cannot be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong challenge. However, with appropriate support and educational facilities, people with learning disabilities can achieve success in school, at work, in relationships, and in the community.
For further information about each learning disability, you can download the following documents which have been kindly shared with me by the Learning Disabilities Association of America.