Treatments for Learning Disorders and Disabilities in Children

Unlike most conditions that are diagnosed at Boston Children’s Hospital, the hospital cannot provide treatment for learning disabilities. Such treatment will be provided primarily by schools, and at times by private tutors, psychologists or speech and language pathologists.

The Boston Children’s Hospital does provide state of the art diagnostic services, however. These are “team” evaluations, with specialists in different disciplines who collaborate on the evaluation. These programs provide detailed information that can guide the school and other professional providers in their efforts. BCH programs are as follows:

Learning Disabilities Program (Department of Neurology)

  • Neurologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Reading and Writing Specialist
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Psychologist

School Age Team (Division of Developmental Medicine)

  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Psychologist
  • Educational Specialist