Learning disability

Learning disabilities are due to genetic and/or neurobiological factors that alter brain functioning in a manner which affects one or more cognitive processes related to learning. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W114
Diagnosis: Learning Disability-Learning Disorder
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Age Onset:
Brain Area: brain operates more slowly; heredity and genetics, family poverty
Symptoms: Differing ability to speak, liten, read, write, spell, reason, organize information and do math. Usually average or higher intelligence.
Causes: Low expectations by parents, teachers or others may stigmatize and worsen the problems. Self-esteem may be built aside of school.
Therapies: Schools are challenged by the mental difficulties many children go through. This is even more-prevalent with second-languages.

Youtube Video: Understanding Learning Disabilities

Amazon or Library Book: Learning Disabilities

Click the book to link or order from Amazon.

Support Group: understood.org; 516-654-7684

(Non-profit for helping those with learning challenges.)


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.