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Intellectual Disability in Miami, FL

WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric intellectual disabilities for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.

What is an Intellectual Disability?

Intellectual disabilities in children describe conditions in which there are limitations to learning new behaviors (adaptive behavior) and functioning from an intellectual perspective. These types of disabilities in children are typically observed before reaching adulthood.

The differences between learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities are somewhat subtle. A child with an intellectual disability typically has an IQ that is below average for children of the same age, as well as difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Conversely, a child with a learning disability has difficulties with math, writing, and reading, but may still have a normal or high IQ and manage daily tasks without problem.

Intellectual Disability in Miami, FL

How Much Does Treatment for Intellectual Disabilities Cost?

WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for intellectual disabilities treatment. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.

How is an Intellectual Delay Diagnosed?

An intellectual delay in your child can be diagnosed through a series of tests and observations. The diagnosed will include the level of intellectual disability ranging from mild to severe.

How Are Intellectual Disabilities in Children Treated?

Learning that a child has an intellectual disorder concerns many parents, but the condition can be managed. A child with intellectual impairment may need additional support over a lifetime, especially in the areas of daily living and social situations, but many children learn to live independently. Each case varies.

Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?

WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.

Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our services for pediatric intellectual disabilities and schedule an appointment.