Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Chandra Birenbaum, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Chandra Birenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
With over 25 years of working with adolescents and adults, my therapy style is authentic, empowering, strength based, compassionate, creative and fun. I am particularly skilled in working with trauma, managing strong emotions, and living with ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities. I enjoy supporting those looking for more purpose, self understanding, direction, peace, creativity or perspective. I have a great deal of experience working in multicultural and LGBTQ+ supportive contexts. I feel especially inspired by working with young adults because finding one’s own way in life is hard, exciting and full of possibilities.
With over 25 years of working with adolescents and adults, my therapy style is authentic, empowering, strength based, compassionate, creative and fun. I am particularly skilled in working with trauma, managing strong emotions, and living with ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities. I enjoy supporting those looking for more purpose, self understanding, direction, peace, creativity or perspective. I have a great deal of experience working in multicultural and LGBTQ+ supportive contexts. I feel especially inspired by working with young adults because finding one’s own way in life is hard, exciting and full of possibilities.
(510) 319-9210 View (510) 319-9210
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Rachel Holowicki
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MEd, EdS, LEP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I feel incredibly fortunate to have the ability to help children and families understand and navigate learning differences and disabilities. The special education/IEP process can be overwhelming, and I am happy to help guide you and your family to make the best decisions for your child. I truly believe every child can be successful, and it's so rewarding to help children reach their full potential. I work often with children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have the ability to help children and families understand and navigate learning differences and disabilities. The special education/IEP process can be overwhelming, and I am happy to help guide you and your family to make the best decisions for your child. I truly believe every child can be successful, and it's so rewarding to help children reach their full potential. I work often with children with learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(415) 592-7875 View (415) 592-7875
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Lisa Sporri
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you concerned about your child's development? Is your child experiencing learning difficulties? I conduct pediatric neuropsychological evaluations to help understand how your child learns best and then provide recommendations based on that learning profile. My goal is to bridge the gap between neuropsychological assessment and educational/treatment programming. I am not only a pediatric neuropsychologist, but have a master's degree in special education. This enables me to better integrate the neuropsychological assessment and educational programming. Integral to my approach is translating the neurocognitive profile to parents, educators and physicians in a meaningful, practical and collaborative manner.
Are you concerned about your child's development? Is your child experiencing learning difficulties? I conduct pediatric neuropsychological evaluations to help understand how your child learns best and then provide recommendations based on that learning profile. My goal is to bridge the gap between neuropsychological assessment and educational/treatment programming. I am not only a pediatric neuropsychologist, but have a master's degree in special education. This enables me to better integrate the neuropsychological assessment and educational programming. Integral to my approach is translating the neurocognitive profile to parents, educators and physicians in a meaningful, practical and collaborative manner.
(415) 534-6127 View (415) 534-6127
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(650) 719-2310 View (650) 719-2310
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(650) 719-1562 View (650) 719-1562
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Jessica Lipkind
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing with children and adolescents. I have been practicing in this area for over a decade and have trained with experts in child assessment. My evaluations assess the presence of attention challenges, learning struggles, and emotional difficulties. I conduct thorough, comprehensive assessments informed by the Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment model. In this model, parents and children are team members in the process and we work together to answer the referral questions. At the completion of the process, adolescents receive a feedback letter explaining the testing findings in accessible language and children receive an individualized picture book.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological testing with children and adolescents. I have been practicing in this area for over a decade and have trained with experts in child assessment. My evaluations assess the presence of attention challenges, learning struggles, and emotional difficulties. I conduct thorough, comprehensive assessments informed by the Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment model. In this model, parents and children are team members in the process and we work together to answer the referral questions. At the completion of the process, adolescents receive a feedback letter explaining the testing findings in accessible language and children receive an individualized picture book.
(510) 858-2324 View (510) 858-2324
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Radha Richmond, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, EdS, LEP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105
I'm a licensed educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention issues like ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, and social-emotional disorders). I specialize in psycho-educational assessment focusing on discovering why educational difficulties are occurring and providing intervention recommendations. Families often come to me to discover why their child may be failing in school, or has lost motivation to do their best, or is having behavioral/attention challenges, or when homework takes a long time and/or is a battle (among other reasons).
I'm a licensed educational psychologist specializing in assessment and intervention of psychological disorders impacting learning and school performance (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention issues like ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, and social-emotional disorders). I specialize in psycho-educational assessment focusing on discovering why educational difficulties are occurring and providing intervention recommendations. Families often come to me to discover why their child may be failing in school, or has lost motivation to do their best, or is having behavioral/attention challenges, or when homework takes a long time and/or is a battle (among other reasons).
(510) 254-5816 View (510) 254-5816
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Stacey Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I provide standardized assessments for individuals experiencing attention and learning problems, memory complaints, challenges with executive functioning, and/or psychiatric symptoms.
Welcome to my practice! I'm a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. You may be seeking an evaluation for yourself or your child in order to clarify areas of concern, formulate a set of recommendations, and/or determine eligibility for accommodations either in school or for standardized testing. An evaluation can serve to help better understand your challenges, highlight your strengths, and help you reach your potential in a variety of life domains.
I provide standardized assessments for individuals experiencing attention and learning problems, memory complaints, challenges with executive functioning, and/or psychiatric symptoms.
Welcome to my practice! I'm a licensed psychologist who specializes in psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. You may be seeking an evaluation for yourself or your child in order to clarify areas of concern, formulate a set of recommendations, and/or determine eligibility for accommodations either in school or for standardized testing. An evaluation can serve to help better understand your challenges, highlight your strengths, and help you reach your potential in a variety of life domains.
(415) 532-8731 View (415) 532-8731
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Sally Payson Hays
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I provide individual and family therapy to children and adults looking to improve their relationships as well as freeing themselves from what has been holding them back. I work with people of all ages with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, trauma, ADHD, Autism, and Learning Differences. I provide individual therapy and family support to children, teens, and young adults and their families.
I provide individual and family therapy to children and adults looking to improve their relationships as well as freeing themselves from what has been holding them back. I work with people of all ages with emotional and behavioral dysregulation, trauma, ADHD, Autism, and Learning Differences. I provide individual therapy and family support to children, teens, and young adults and their families.
(707) 629-5682 View (707) 629-5682
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(510) 319-0360 View (510) 319-0360
Photo of Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(831) 744-7224 View (831) 744-7224
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Patricia Jane Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
This is Dr. Patricia Jane Weiss, PhD. I am a Neuropsychologist, and I specialize in treating children , teens and adults. I do an assessment of cognitive and psychological tests. The point of the assessment (group of tests) is to determine if the client has any Learning Disorders that are blocking them from being able to use their full potential in both school and/or work. I specialize in children and teens who may need accommodations at school, and on Standardized testing or testing at school.I also work with adults who may need accommodations at work or who are involved in forensic situations.
This is Dr. Patricia Jane Weiss, PhD. I am a Neuropsychologist, and I specialize in treating children , teens and adults. I do an assessment of cognitive and psychological tests. The point of the assessment (group of tests) is to determine if the client has any Learning Disorders that are blocking them from being able to use their full potential in both school and/or work. I specialize in children and teens who may need accommodations at school, and on Standardized testing or testing at school.I also work with adults who may need accommodations at work or who are involved in forensic situations.
(415) 528-3274 View (415) 528-3274
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Whitney Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Perhaps you are seeking healthier ways to cope with stressful life experiences or want to make more enduring changes to how you relate to yourself and others. In my work, I aim to not only help you feel better but provide you the tools to lead a more meaningful life. I help clients recognize and harness their own personal strengths while learning new ways to challenge negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors that can keep us feeling stuck, depressed, and anxious.
Perhaps you are seeking healthier ways to cope with stressful life experiences or want to make more enduring changes to how you relate to yourself and others. In my work, I aim to not only help you feel better but provide you the tools to lead a more meaningful life. I help clients recognize and harness their own personal strengths while learning new ways to challenge negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors that can keep us feeling stuck, depressed, and anxious.
(415) 243-7249 View (415) 243-7249
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Brian D Gustman
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
Learning to see the world the way they have experienced it, and then offering skills and strategies to find the most real version of themselves.
I am licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist working with preschool children through adults. Clients who usually fit well with me have often reached a point of thinking that enough-is-enough, whether that is problem behaviors with a child, teens who are anxious/irritable/depressed, college students who are having major life changes, or adults who are having work or personal difficulties. I particularly specialize in the treatment of Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders. Clients who allow me to look out for them the way they do for their friends/family often find our work together to be helpful.
Learning to see the world the way they have experienced it, and then offering skills and strategies to find the most real version of themselves.
I am licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist working with preschool children through adults. Clients who usually fit well with me have often reached a point of thinking that enough-is-enough, whether that is problem behaviors with a child, teens who are anxious/irritable/depressed, college students who are having major life changes, or adults who are having work or personal difficulties. I particularly specialize in the treatment of Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders. Clients who allow me to look out for them the way they do for their friends/family often find our work together to be helpful.
(415) 702-2017 View (415) 702-2017
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Katherine (Katie) Behm
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Somatic therapy is the process of learning to listen to those signals to identify internal conflicts and find a holistic sense of resolution within yourself.
I work with individuals, children, and couples who are facing ongoing or sudden challenges in their lives. My adult clients might be feeling disconnected from themselves and others, uncertain about their life path, or just ready for a change. By implementing body-oriented and cognitive-behavioral practices, I will support you in healing old wounds, breaking free from unhelpful patterns, and creating the life that you want.
Somatic therapy is the process of learning to listen to those signals to identify internal conflicts and find a holistic sense of resolution within yourself.
I work with individuals, children, and couples who are facing ongoing or sudden challenges in their lives. My adult clients might be feeling disconnected from themselves and others, uncertain about their life path, or just ready for a change. By implementing body-oriented and cognitive-behavioral practices, I will support you in healing old wounds, breaking free from unhelpful patterns, and creating the life that you want.
(415) 366-9014 View (415) 366-9014
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Taylor Langley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
I am here to help you find some peace and calm in this storm of life. Although that sounds a bit cliche, life seems to be getting more complicated by the day- I want to support you in whatever way you or your family need. My experience is with a range of issues, ages, and cultural diversities, including working through family conflict, helping with behavior modification for your young child or learning how to connect with your teen. I also work with adults dealing with job stress, relationship issues, or those struggling to find passion and drive.
(628) 209-5303 View (628) 209-5303
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Gina Sunie Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94124  (Online Only)
Issue focuses include; developmental & learning disorders, family and relational systems issues, and mood & anxiety disorders.
I believe that therapists and clients are partners in the therapeutic process, and that a client centered approach is best for promoting growth and wellbeing. Your personal goals guide us through the process, and we work together to help you reach them in a compassionate and honest way.
Issue focuses include; developmental & learning disorders, family and relational systems issues, and mood & anxiety disorders.
I believe that therapists and clients are partners in the therapeutic process, and that a client centered approach is best for promoting growth and wellbeing. Your personal goals guide us through the process, and we work together to help you reach them in a compassionate and honest way.
(510) 947-8569 View (510) 947-8569
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Leah Eisbart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking support to improve social and emotional well-being and alleviate distress. I support children struggling at home or at school due to academic or environmental stressors, mood and behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and those with learning differences. I also provide supportive parent consultation in which we work together towards a better understanding of your child’s experience and behavior to increase social-emotional functioning and academic success.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking support to improve social and emotional well-being and alleviate distress. I support children struggling at home or at school due to academic or environmental stressors, mood and behavioral challenges, attention and concentration difficulties, and those with learning differences. I also provide supportive parent consultation in which we work together towards a better understanding of your child’s experience and behavior to increase social-emotional functioning and academic success.
(628) 203-1132 View (628) 203-1132
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Melinda Frenkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
I also work extensively with children and individuals with Developmental Delays and Learning Differences, both in-home and/or in-office depending on the needs and capacity of the Developmentally Disabled.
Choosing to begin psychotherapy opens yourself to the experience of self-discovery, reflection, and growth. This decision may feel exhilarating or scary, as self-work often requires courage and a willingness to examine aspects of life which may have gone unattended for some time. But truly, beginning psychotherapy reflects an inner desire and commitment to enhance the parts of yourself and your life which are working well, and to explore, and ultimately make changes in the parts you would like to be different.
I also work extensively with children and individuals with Developmental Delays and Learning Differences, both in-home and/or in-office depending on the needs and capacity of the Developmentally Disabled.
Choosing to begin psychotherapy opens yourself to the experience of self-discovery, reflection, and growth. This decision may feel exhilarating or scary, as self-work often requires courage and a willingness to examine aspects of life which may have gone unattended for some time. But truly, beginning psychotherapy reflects an inner desire and commitment to enhance the parts of yourself and your life which are working well, and to explore, and ultimately make changes in the parts you would like to be different.
(415) 938-5311 View (415) 938-5311
Bay Area Community Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, MFT, MFTI, PCCi
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
At Bay Area Community Counseling, we provide therapy for children, teenagers, adults, and couples and are able to be flexible with clients' financial needs. Everyone can use some help now and then and at BACC we can provide you that help to get your life back on track. We work with various issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, relationship problems, learning problems, and a number of other issues that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
At Bay Area Community Counseling, we provide therapy for children, teenagers, adults, and couples and are able to be flexible with clients' financial needs. Everyone can use some help now and then and at BACC we can provide you that help to get your life back on track. We work with various issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, relationship problems, learning problems, and a number of other issues that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
(415) 767-1637 View (415) 767-1637

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Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.