Learning Disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect cognitive processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering and/or learning. These may include language processing; phonological processing; visual spatial processing; processing speed; memory and attention; as well as planning and decision-making functions (Learning Disabilities of Canada’s link).
Approximately 15% of the overall population are living with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders. However, how these disorders manifest themselves is as unique as the persons who have them. Children who have LD may exhibit some of the following signs.
Please remember that one or more of these signs can be seen in children at some stage and/or age, but this can be typical of development and should not be considered a sign of a learning disability.
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