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Learning Disorders

Learning disorders

/learn·ing / / dis·or·der/

n. Noun

Learning disorder is defined as the mental complication with the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught

Learning disorders occur in very young children but are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age. Many times if a child is failing or struggling in their schooling the problem can be linked to a learning disorder. There are many tests for these types of disorders to help find the diagnosis. If learning is beginning or seems to be an issue, these types of tests will help clarify what is happening

A learning disability is a life-long neurobiological disorder that affects the manner in which individuals with potentially normal or above average intelligence select, retain and express information.

Many disorders are under the classification of “learning disabilities.” These disorders are all similar in the fact that they deal with the affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information.

Life coaching

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines life coach as : A person who counsels or motivates others in the achievement of personal objectives such as choosing or changing careers, improving relationships, setting goals, and determining priorities.

Troubled teenage boys and girls who display negative behaviors such as, failing grades in school, disrespect towards parents and other authority figures, and/ or suffer from harmful addictions, can all greatly benefit from the therapeutic assistance from life coaching.

Life Coaching in Treatment Centers for Troubled Teens:

Life coaching is a critical and integral part of treatment centers for troubled teen boys and girls. THerapeutic professionals and clinical staff offer their life coaching practices to troubled teens, in hopes of correcting the individual teens' negative behavioral patterns.

life skills



the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life, esp. skills in communication and literacy, decision-making, occupational requirements, problem-solving, time management and planning

Many life skills are learned or obtained during the time of adolescence. Sometimes, for one reason or another, adolescents are ill prepared for life ahead of them due to their poor development of life skills. For these types of young men and women, life is a daily struggle as they fall farther behind due to their ignorance.

Mental health, intelligence and social environments play a big role of the development of a person's life skills. If a person is struggling with a mental illness, they are less likely to develop necessary life skills than that of a fully functioning and mentally healthy adult.

Troubled youth who fail to learn basic or necessary life skills can find vocational, therapeutic and life skill building essentials at any of the following troubled teen services: residential treatment facilities, wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, group homes for troubled teens, adventure therapy