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Learning Differences

"A learning differences is a neurological condition that interferes with a person's ability to store, process, or produce information.
 
 
Learning differences can affect one’s ability to read, write, speak, spell, compute math, reason and also affect a person’s attention, memory, coordination, social skills and emotional maturity.

Common learning disabilities include:
Dyslexia – a language-based disability in which a person has trouble with specific language skills, particularly reading.
Dyscalculia – a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.
Dysgraphia – a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters, write within a defined space and express ideas.
 
Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities.

Attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, but the two disorders are not the same…
 
 
A learning disability can’t be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and in life." - Learning Disabilities Association of America