Learning Disability Isa classification including Sometimes several disorders in which a person has difficulty called a learning in a typical learningusually caused by manner, difference,learning disorder, or an unknown factor or learning difficulty factors. The unknown factor is the
Learning Disability This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who is not affected by a learning disability. People with a learning disability have trouble performing specific types of
Learning DisabilitySome forms of learning disability are incurable.Can face unique challenges that are often pervasive
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Reading DisorderMost common learning disabilityDevelopmental Dyslexia is often used as a synonym
Reading Disorder A reading disability can affect any part of the reading process, including difficulty with accurate or fluent word recognition, or both, word decoding, reading rate, prosody (oral reading with expression), and reading comprehension
Writing Disorder Speech and language disorders can also be called Dysphasia/Aphasia Impaired written language ability may include impairments in handwriting, spelling, organization of ideas, and composition.
Math DisabilityDyscalculia, a math disability can cause such difficulties as learning math concepts (such as quantity, place value, and time),
Math Disabilitydifficulty organizing numbers, and understanding how problems are organized on the page.Dyscalculics are often referred to as having
Nonverbal Learning Disability manifest in motor clumsiness, poor visual-spatial skills, problematic social relationships, difficulty with math, and poor organizational skills. These individuals often have specific strengths in the verbal domains, including early speech, large vocabulary, early
Disorders of speaking and listeningDifficulties that often co- occur with learning disabilities include difficulty with memory, social skills and executive functions
Diagnosis oftenidentified by school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and neuropsychologists through a combination of intelligence testing, academic achievement testing, classroom performance, and social interaction and aptitude.
Diagnosis Otherareas of assessment may include perception, cognition, memory, attention, and language abilities. The resulting information is used to determine whether a childs academic performance is commensurate with his or her cognitive ability.
Diagnosis If a childs cognitive ability is much higher than his or her academic performance, the student is often diagnosed with a learning disability. The DSM-IV and many school systems and government programs diagnose learning disabilities in this way (DSM-IV uses the term "disorder" rather than "disability".)
DiagnosisRecent research hasprovided little evidencethat a discrepancy betweenformally measured IQ andachievement is a clearindicator of LD.