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   Learning Disability


Learning disability refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities.
The following factors highlight the significant dimensions of Learning Disabilities.


‘If I cannot learn
the way you teach me, will you teach me
the way
I can learn?’

The Achievement - Intelligence discrepancy
Ruling out other handicaps like mental retardation, visual and hearing impairment and emotional/behavioural disorders .
These disorders are intrinsic to the individual, presumes a central nervous dysfunction and may occur across the life span.

To sum up...
Problems may emerge in reading, spelling, writing, listening and mathematics.
Learning disability describes a different kind of mind, often gifted and productive that learns differently.
Learning disability is not the result of lower intelligence.
The problem is not behavioural, psychological, motivational or social.
It results from differences in the structure and function of the brain.
It is not a disease, hence ball gown prom dress it has no cure.
People with learning disabilities are unique, each having individual strengths and weakness.


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