Learning Disabilities

"Learning Disabilities (LDs) are specific neurological disorders that affect the way a person stores, understands, retrieves and/or communicates information. People with learning disabilities are intelligent and have abilities to learn despite difficulties in processing information and a pattern of uneven abilities.
  • LDs are invisible and lifelong.
  • LDs can occur with other disorders (ADHD, etc) and may run in families.
  • LDs are NOT the same as mental retardation, autism, deafness, blindness, behavioral disorders or laziness.
  • LDs are not the result of economic disadvantage, environmental factors or cultural differences.
  • Living with a learning disability can have an ongoing impact on friendships, school, work, self-esteem and daily life.
  • People with LDs can succeed when solid coping skills and strategies are developed." 
(Source: Learning Disabilities Association of Canada)

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