Learning disabilities are defined as a condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the level expected of those of the same age, especially when not associated with a physical handicap.
LD’s are Neurologically-based problems. They can’t be cured or fixed. They are a lifelong challenge. Learning disabilities affect the brains ability to receive, process, store, respond to, and communicate information. These effects can limit one’s ability to reason, write, speak, spell, perform mathematical calculations and can hinder an individual’s attention span, coordination, social skills, and emotional maturity. Learning disabilities also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time management, abstract reasoning, and both long and short term memory. It is important to realize that learning disabilities can impact an individual’s life beyond academics and can strain relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.