Learning Disorders

This information is useful for children
A teacher tutors a young girl who may have a learning disorder.

It can be frustrating for a parent to watch a son or daughter struggle to keep pace with others at school–especially when they know the child is bright, interested, and motivated. Though there may be several reasons why a child doesn’t work to his or her potential, a learning disability may be at the root of the problem.

Learning disabilities are caused by problems with the way the brain processes information and have little or nothing to do with intelligence. Most people who have a learning disability are of average or above-average intelligence.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.