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Learning Disorders Clinic

The Learning Disorders Clinic addresses the needs of children with learning difficulties and differences who are not learning at the expected rate or are under-achieving.

Learning Disorders Doctors

A Commitment to Prevention

The Learning Disorders staff is committed to prevention, as well as diagnosis and management of learning disabilities. We work with the Special Education Department of the Massachusetts School system, colleges and universities with teacher training programs, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions.

Recognition of Academic Achievement

We understand the struggles that accompany learning difficulties, and we therefore celebrate the academic success of our patients who attain Honor Roll or Dean’s List distinction. Their names (first names and initial of surname) are inscribed on our Academic Achievement wall plaques.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment at the Learning Disorders Clinic and for all referrals, please call the clinical office number on the Contact Us page.

Learning Disorders Doctors

  • Lai, Florence, MD
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    Comprehensive Evaluation

    The initial comprehensive evaluation is usually a three-visit process, with a neurological assessment and review of developmental, educational, and family histories, detailed psychometric and neuropsychological testing, and a summary conference with the patient and family to discuss the diagnosis and develop a plan for remediation.

    Close Collaboration with Education Professionals

    There is close communication with the school system with recommendations for educational accommodations. For school-age children, visits every six months are occasions to evaluate academic progress and reinforce recommendations to schools. If medications are used, more frequent visits may be necessary. The average adult patient is seen yearly.

    Concomitant behavioral and emotional issues may need referral to colleagues in Psychiatry or clinical Psychology.

    Appointments

    To schedule an appointment at the Learning Disorders Clinic and for all referrals, please call the clinical office number on the Contact Us page.

     

    Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

    ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

    Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life.

    Learning Disorders

    Wang Ambulatory Care Center
    Floor 7, Suite 708
    15 Parkman Street
    Boston, MA 02114

    Phone: 617-726-2664
    Fax: 617-726-3979

    Public Transportation Access: yes
    Disabled Access: yes

    Mailing Address

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Mailcode: WAC 708
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114

    Other Clinical Offices

    McLean Hospital
    115 Mill Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    Phone: 617-855-2354
    Fax:617-855-3731

     

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