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Learning Disorders

Learning disorders can be caused by a myriad of factors, genetic, environmental, and epigenetic in nature. Our treatment protocol for learning disorders balances brain chemistry with individualized targeted nutrients based on patient’s diagnostic laboratory testing. Mensah Medical works with patients suffering from a variety of disorders, and we have seen improvements in these conditions with our targeted nutrient therapy treatments. In many of our patients we’ve discovered key nutrient deficiencies and biochemical conditions that can contribute to their learning disorders. Once balanced, patients with learning disorders have seen improvement in their symptoms and overall academic performance.

Are you concerned your child has a learning disorder? Below is a short list of the four types of learning disorders and their common characteristics. At Mensah Medical we believe learning disorders can improve with custom nutrient therapy treatment based on child’s specific deficiencies, along with continuation of vital educational therapies. At Mensah Medical we work to treat chemical imbalances but recognize that it is only one treatment modality for improvement in learning disorders. We believe the the individual patient typically requires multiple disciplinary approaches to effect positive change in their condition. Balancing biochemistry provides the best foundation of neural stability to help patients in their quest to improve the conditions of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia. We play a strong supportive role.

Learning Disorders: Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder in reading. Children with dyslexia have difficulty recognizing letters, learning letter sounds, and identifying rhyming words. Children during early childhood who experience delayed language development may be later diagnosed with dyslexia. During the school years children with this learning disorder will have trouble learning to spell and write.

Learning Disorders: Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a learning disorder characterized by distorted and incorrect handwriting. Children with dysgraphia have fine-motor skill issues. Children during early childhood who experience difficulty using zippers, tying shoes, and using crayons may be later diagnosed with dysgraphia.  Children with dysgraphia have difficulty writing letters and often try to avoid writing. They can be good readers and have good language skills.

Learning Disorders: Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning disorder in arithmetic characterized by difficulty with processing numbers, manipulating them, and memorizing facts.  Children with dyscalculia may understand very complex mathematical concepts but will show difficulty processing formulas or completing basic arithmetic. A person with this learning disorder often struggles with visual-spatial relationships and with auditory processing.

Learning Disorders: Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a learning disorder also referred to as apraxia. Children with dyspraxia have significant difficulty with balance, fine-motor control, and kinesthetic, or full body, coordination. Young toddlers with this learning disorder may not be reaching their developmental milestones on time. They may also appear clumsy and uncoordinated.


Albert Mensah, MD

Dr Albert Mensah treats autism spectrum disorder, behavior/learning disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety syndromes, childhood and adult schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease as well as family medicine.As a physician in this specialized field since 2005, Dr. Mensah, board certified in integrative pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine, has treated over 3,000 patients with advanced targeted nutrient therapy. He serves on the board at Walsh Research Institute and serves as a clinical instructor for WRI’s international doctor training programs around the world. Dr. Albert Mensah received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and his medical degree from Finch University of Health Sciences-Chicago Medical School. Dr. Mensah’s residency was in Family Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago). Following residency, he completed additional fellowship training in academic development at JHS Cook County Hospital (Chicago). From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Mensah treated patients at the former Pfeiffer Treatment Center, a not-for-profit organization and outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of biochemical imbalances including children with autism. Prior to joining Pfeiffer, Dr. Mensah was a physician at Melrose Park Clinic in Illinois. Dr. Mensah co-founded Mensah Medical in 2008 with Dr. Judith Bowman.