Psychiatry

ADHD and Learning Disorders

Mount Sinai pediatric neuropsychologists are licensed psychologists with expertise in learning and behavior. At Mount Sinai, our specialists offer services to evaluate and treat learning disorders in all ages, including children as young as four years old. As appropriate, we involve families and schools in ways to help children who may have difficulty learning due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Our specialists also work with adults with ADHD issues.

Starting with a specialized neuropsychological evaluation process, we are able to recommend ways to help each learning challenged child or adult. We offer individualized treatment options and programs.

In complex cases, when your child has multiple learning disorders, we can connect you with the appropriate resources for more in-depth services including:

About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects how the brain works, making it difficult for a child to pay attention, sit still, or to control certain behaviors. ADHD starts in childhood and may be diagnosed in adults. Some early signs of ADHD may observed in how a child acts out in the structured setting of a classroom or when interacting with other children on the playground. Often, teachers are the first to notice these possible signs of ADHD and refer parents to us for an accurate evaluation.

In most cases, ADHD continues into adulthood, but with special interventional services and programs, ADHD can be treated to help children succeed in learning in school, and adults succeed in achieving career goals.

Learn more about ADHD. 

Other Learning Disorders

In addition to evaluating ADHD, our specialists asses the following:

  • Autism
  • Intellectual challenges
  • Math difficulties
  • Reading problems
  • Sensory issues
  • Speech disorders
  • Writing struggles

While our neuropsychologists do not treat these disorders other than ADHD, we can refer you to the professionals who can help.