Choose a Lawyer for Learning Disorders in Milwaukee
Learning disorders are not the same as mental illnesses. While mental illnesses are classified as psychiatric disorders – including depression, schizophrenia & PTSD – learning disorders are neurological. While each category affects people in a different way, people with learning disorders are at a higher risk for developing mental health issues.
Attorney Sydne French has made a name for herself by using her background in clinical psychology to detect these specific nuances other defense attorneys would not notice. She’s the one you want on your side when you need to fight a misdemeanor or felony charge.
Learning Disorders and the Law
Often when a person commits a crime, there are underlying issues that the law does not take into consideration. If people are unable to process information the same way others do, it needs to be taken into account.
There are countless learning disabilities that could potentially inhibit a defendant from having the ability to process information the same way people without learning disorders do. Just a few examples include:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Language Processing Disorder
- Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
Someone who has gone undiagnosed for a long period of time can sometimes exhibit behaviors that no one knows are direct results of a learning disability, including behavioral issues, short attention spans, poor memory & difficulty following directions. The inability to respond to stimuli in a socially appropriate way can lead to anger or frustration, causing people to behave in ways they wouldn’t if they got the proper treatment for their specific circumstance.