Learning disabilities (LDs) are neurologically-based and vary from mild or moderate to severe.
Often called invisible
disabilities, LDs are real, and are permanent.
People with learning disabilities have varying levels of intelligence. A student with a learning disability may have difficulties with academic performance that seems at odds with the student’s intellect and ability level.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
defines a learning disability as "impairments in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering, or learning. These include, but are not limited to: language processing; phonological processing; visual spatial processing; processing speed; memory and attention, and executive functions (e.g. planning and decision making)."
Learning Disabilities may also include the following:
- Visual problems
- Auditory problems
- Mobility problems
- Organization problems
- Conceptual problems
See the drop down menus for more detailed descriptions that have been adapted from LDAC.
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