There are many types of learning disabilities out there – some you know very well and others you haven’t even heard about. From reading to speech and memory, here are five learning disabilities you should know about:
1. Dyslexia – One of the most common learning disabilities which many also get confused over. This is a disability that affects reading and related language-based processing skills. For every individual, the severity can differ. Problems with decoding, reading comprehension, writing, and spelling occur.
2. Learning Processing Disorder – Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is the difficulty attaching meaning to groups of words, sentences, and stories. APD affects the way an individual interprets sounds coming through the brain, but it relates only to the processing of language.
3. ADHD – A disorder where a person finds it challenging to stay focused or pay attention. This also means difficulty controlling hyperactivity and other behavior. While ADHD isn’t necessarily considered a learning disability, it affects a wide variety of adults and 30-50 percent of children.
4. Dyspraxia – A disorder characterized by the difficulty of muscle control, causing challenges in movement, coordination, speech, and language. Although not a learning disability, it can lead to other learning disabilities, like ADHD and dyslexia.
5. Dysgraphia – A learning disability which affects a person’s handwriting ability and motor skills. Complications include difficulty with handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spelling, and difficulty compositing writing and thinking simultaneously.
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