Learning disabilities are real. A person can be of average or above-average intelligence, not have any major sensory problems (like blindness or hearing impairment), and yet struggle to keep up with people of the same age in learning and regular functioning.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability
) is a neurological disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive, process, store and respond to information. The term learning disability
is used to describe the seeming unexplained difficulty a person of at least average intelligence has in acquiring basic academic skills. These skills are essential for success at school and work, and for coping with life in general. LD is not a single disorder. It is a term that refers to a group of disorders.
How can one tell if a person has a learning disability?
Learning disabilities can affect a person's ability in the areas of:
Other features of a learning disability are:
A distinct gap between the level of achievement that is expected and what is actually being achieved.
Difficulties that can become apparent in different ways with different people Difficulties that manifest themselves differently throughout development Difficulties with socio-emotional skills and behavior.
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Identification: If there is reason to think a person might have LD, it is important to collect observations by parents, teachers, doctors and others regularly in contact with that person. If there does seem to be a pattern of trouble that is more than just an isolated case of difficulty, the next step is to seek help from school or consult a learning specialist for an evaluation.
Accommodation and Modification: Depending on the type of learning disability and its severity, as well as the person's age, different kinds of assistance can be provided. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 people of all ages with LD are protected against discrimination and have a right to different forms of assistance in the classroom and workplace.