A learning disability refers to a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculation.
Students with learning disabilities possess average to above average intelligence. The disability is demonstrated by a significant discrepancy between expected and actual performance in one or more of the basic functions: memory, oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, mathematical calculation, or mathematical reasoning.
Learning Disabilities Include:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Dyscalculia (difficulty learning mathematics)
- Dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting)
- Dyslexia (difficulty learning to read)
- Dysnomia (word-finding difficulty)
- Dysphasia (developmental language disorders)
- Perceptual Disabilities