Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Info on Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math. They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short term memory and attention.

Types of Learning Disabilities

https://ldaamerica.org/types-of-learning-disabilities/

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.

Dyslexia



Dyscalulia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics.

What Is Dyscalculia?



Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not sufficient.

Dysgraphia: What You Need to Know


Currently, there's no known definite cause of auditory processing disorder. It may be linked to ear infections, premature birth, or head trauma.
Symptoms include difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following directions, and distinguishing between similar sounds.

Symptoms Of Auditory Processing Disorder


visual processing, or perceptual, disorder refers to a hindered ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted, or processed by the brain.

Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders



Language Processing Disorder (LPD) is difficulty receiving, recognizing and understanding language; it also involves difficulty expressing language. People with LPD may have difficulty getting the meaning behind a joke.

Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities



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