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Instructionally Challenged Children

Dr. Sillman serves children who are demonstrating a variety of learning characteristics and related issues which make learning in the traditional sense problematic and prevent them from performing in keeping with their documented cognitive potential. These may include dyslexia, language processing and pragmatics, socialization, motivation, executive functioning, ADHD, and grapho-motor skills, among others.

In situations involving multidisciplinary intervention, our office seeks to participate in a “team” approach with other professionals providing concurrent services to the child in the belief that the greater the consistency and support of multiple treatments, the better the prognosis for the “total” child.

The following “profiles” provide some insight into the characteristics of many of the children we serve.  Please be mindful of the fact that few, if  any, children will demonstrate all of the characteristics in a given profile, and many children will demonstrate “cross-characteristics” from different profiles.


  1. BulletIllegible Iggy Challenge: Visual-Perceptual/Grapho-Motor Issues

  2. BulletChaotic Calvin Challenge: Executive-Function/Organizational Issues

  3. BulletRestless Roger Challenge: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Hyperactivity

  4. BulletImpulsive Ignacio Challenge: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Impulsivity

  5. BulletDistractable Dilbert Challenge: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention

  6. BulletDyslexic Dennis Challenge: Dyslexia; Language Processing Issues

  7. BulletForgetful Frank Challenge: Short Term Memory Issues (Despite Appropriate Attention)

  8. BulletHomework Hasseled Harry Challenge: Processing Speed, Motor-Speed, and Dexterity Issues

  9. BulletSpell Checking Spencer Challenge: Spelling Issues

  10. BulletTest Tormented Thomas Challenge: A Combination of Factors