A learning difficulty (also referred to as a learning disability) can be described as an issue with the brain’s ability to process information
What does it mean?
Learning difficulties are neurological challenges, affect the way the brain receives, processes, stores, and analyzes information. Because a learning difficulty often affects an individual’s ability to develop reading, writing, and math skills, a learning difficulty is typically recognized and diagnosed while an individual is in school.
What are the types of LD?
- Dyslexia: A condition that can affect reading fluency and comprehension, writing, spelling, speech, and recall.
- Dysgraphia: An individual with dysgraphia might find it difficult to write legibly, space words consistently, spell, compose, think and write at the same time.
- Dyscalculia: This condition may have an effect on one’s ability to develop math skills, understand numbers, and learn math-based facts.
- Auditory processing disorder (central auditory processing disorder): This condition has difficulty recognizing the differences between sounds, understanding the order of sounds, recognizing where sounds have come from, or separating sounds from background noise.
- Language processing disorder: Difficult for individuals to give meaning to sound groups in order to form words and sentences.
- Nonverbal learning difficulties: These typically make it difficult for individuals to interpret facial expressions and body language. Visual-spatial, motor, and social skills may all be affected.
- Visual perceptual/visual motor deficit: Those with dysgraphia or a nonverbal learning difficulty might also have a visual perceptual/visual motor deficit, which can impact the way a person understands visual information, the ability to draw and copy, hand/eye coordination, and the ability to follow along in text or on paper.
How LD Assessment plays an important role?
Learning difficulty Assessments help to determine if the individual has difficulty reading, writing, learning mathematical operations, adapting, etc., even if there are no mental health conditions or impairments to cause it.