Facts About Learning Disabilities  


Facts about Learning Disabilities:

The most common learning disabilities are difficulties with basic reading and language skills

  • A learning disability may be inherited
  • A learning disability affects girls as frequently as they do boys
  • Children do not outgrow or get cured of a learning disability
  • Children can be successful in learning and in life with support and intervention

A Learning Disability is not:

The same as mental retardation, autism, hearing or visual impairments, physical disabilities, emotional disorders, or the normal process of learning a second language.

Attention disorders -Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

* A learning disability often occurs at the same time as an attentional disorder, however, they are not the same.

A learning disability is not caused by a lack of educational opportunities, for example: poor school attendance, frequently changing schools, or lack of instruction in basic skills.

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