Language & Learning Delays

It is estimated that 1 in 5 students in the US has a learning difference. 

By definition, these youngsters have average to above-average intelligence. Since the mid 1980s the National Institutes of Health have researched the causes and symptoms of these learning challenges.  Despite the heroic efforts of many researchers and educators, it takes fifteen years for research to reach mainstream classrooms.  The Kahala Clinic brings cutting edge information in learning differences to families.

Amy Bailin, M.S. Ed., is a national expert on learning differences for children and adults with 50 years of experience in the field. She is a Founding Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, founded in 1995. Although her primary residence is in Brooklyn, NY, Hawaii is her second home where she spends a few months every year.  She is a consultant and trainer with our clinic.  

Let your provider know if you would like to consult with Amy Bailin, M.S. Ed.

Birth - 5 year olds

  • ​Speech delay

  • Articulation & production problems

  • Language & communication concerns

  • Hearing/auditory processing problems

  • Attentional and/or behavioral issues

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed

Elementary Students

  • Speech, language and communication problems

  • Hearing impairment/auditory processing problems

  • Attentional and/or behavioral issues

  • Reading fluency & comprehension

  • Handwriting and spelling

  • Math facts, word problems

  • Academic failure

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed

Middle & High School Students

  • Academic underperformance or failure 

  • Language, communication and learning concerns

  • Low motivation, "lazy"

  • Not completing work or turning things in on time

  • Depression, anxiety, self-harm

  • Behavior problems at school

  • Difficulty making friends

  • Sleep problems 

  • Parents worried, stressed, and/or overwhelmed