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Learning Disabilities (LD)

What are Learning Disabilities?

Learning disabilities (LD) are neurological disorders that can make it difficult to acquire certain academic and social skills. This group of disabilities has the ability to affect the brain’s ability to receive, process, store, respond to and communicate information to others. Types of LD consist but are not limited to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Dyspraxia.

Examples of Learning Disabilities:

What Learning Disabilities are NOT?

Students with LD should not be classified as students who are of poor intelligence or lazy.

How Common are Learning Disabilities?

There are approximately 2.4 million students in the K-12 system with a LD. The most common is Dyslexia.

 

Tips for Professionals to Work with Students with Learning Disabilities:

Comprehension

Course Material

Assessment

Resources:

Successful Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities - LDA

Learning Attention Issues - Understood.org 

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