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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.
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Learning Disorders Clinic: 617-726-2664

Overview

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.

About this Program

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.

 

Conditions & Diseases

  • 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.

Contact

Contact Us

Learning Disorders

Wang Ambulatory Care Center

15 Parkman StreetFloor 7, Suite 708 Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-2664
  • Fax: 617-726-3979

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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Learning Disorders Clinic: 617-726-2664

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