As Dr. Douglas G. Cole retires at the end of 2018, the Cole Center is focused on providing the level of care and earning the trust that Dr. Cole has built in our community over the last 40 years.

The new Cuyahoga Falls office will be opened in January 2019

Did you know?

  • The term learning disability is used to describe a group of disorders that affect how someone learns.  
  • A learning disability is NOT an intellectual disability, behavioral or emotional disturbance, attention deficit disorder or autism.  
  • Many companies prefer to hire employees who have dyslexia due to the many strengths and talents that naturally come with the diagnosis.  
  • Dyslexia is more common than ADHD and ADD
  • It is estimated that up to 60% of individuals with ADD/ADHD also have a learning disability, the most common being dyslexia
  • The earlier any learning disability or attention issues are identified, the sooner kids can catch up and keep up
  • Kids can mask symptoms at school because they have learned to adapt
  • Some children’s symptoms don’t become problematic until workload increases
  • Unidentified dyslexia results in low self esteem as children and others will “label”
  • 40% of children are aware of what they are capable of compared to classmates at age 5; 70% become aware of any discrepancies by age 7
  • Children (and adults) who are highly intelligent often go undiagnosed due to their ability to overcompensate for their struggles.
  • GPA is not a good indicator for intelligence
  • There is not one single test for learning disabilities, which is why we use a series of assessments.

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