Specific Learning Disability

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OVERVIEW

A disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.  The term includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.  The term does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities; of mental retardation; of emotional disturbance; or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.

VIDEO DISCUSSIONS

Learning About Learning Disabilities WHAT ARE LEARNING DISABILITIES? LDs affect how a person processes information taken in through the senses. LDs specifically refer to a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to obtain, remember, recall, understand, organize or use information that is presented to them. 

Notice Some Signs of Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia Explained

What's it Like Being Dyslexic?

Jackie Stewart: Am I Stupid? (1 min 30 sec) Jackie Stewart's intimate account of his schooldays in Scotland - and an epic struggle with dyslexia that was to define his early life.

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