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Learning disability disorders is a group of neurological dysfunctions which become evident in childhood while having difficulty learning, sorting, and storing information. Children with learning disabilities may have one or more difficulties with such skills as listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities that interfere with their academic performance, and, in many cases, daily activities. Learning disabilities may overlap with other disorders.

Description

  • Often these disabilities are not recognized until a child reaches school age. Performance on standardized tests is usually found to be below age expectations.
  • Standardized cognitive measures and diagnostic tools, as well as observations of education professionals help to detect areas where these children are facing difficulties.

Treatment

A Learning Disability /disorders can be helped. Speech and language therapy plays a important role in assisting children with a learning disability.  Therapists work to identify a child’s specific areas of weakness.  Through careful analysis of a child’s skills, a personalized plan will be created to facilitate learning for the child. These children may need information presentation in different formats or broken down in manageable chunks before they can fully process it. Learning disabilities are life-long, but with proper intervention and skills training, individuals can enjoy successful and effective lives.