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Learning Disorders

Learning disorders

/learn·ing / / dis·or·der/

n. Noun

Learning disorder is defined as the mental complication with the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught

Learning disorders occur in very young children but are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age. Many times if a child is failing or struggling in their schooling the problem can be linked to a learning disorder. There are many tests for these types of disorders to help find the diagnosis. If learning is beginning or seems to be an issue, these types of tests will help clarify what is happening

A learning disability is a life-long neurobiological disorder that affects the manner in which individuals with potentially normal or above average intelligence select, retain and express information.

Many disorders are under the classification of “learning disabilities.” These disorders are all similar in the fact that they deal with the affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information.