You may be wondering what a learning disability is. Well you've come to the right place. On this page we hope that we will be able to answer some questions for you. So listen up!
A learning disability is a disorder that affects people's abilities to understand what they see and hear or to send information to different parts of the brain. Those problems can become apparent in many ways: certain challenges with spoken and written language, coordination, self-control or listening. These difficulties may interfere with school in learning to read, write or do math. Learning disabilities also include some conditions such as: perceptual disabilities, brain injury, reduced brain dysfunction and dyslexia. But according to the law, learning disabilities do not include learning problems that are the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, mental retardation or environmental and cultural disadvantages.
Having a single term to describe this category of children with disabilities lessens some of the confusion, but there are many controversial theories about the causes of learning disabilities and how many there are. So the definition of learning disabilities should not describe the child but a difficulty that he or she has.
What all this boils down to is just because a person learns differently, doesn't mean they should be thought of as dumb or as being less than someone else. Everyone should be treated equally whether or not they have a learning disability and all of us have our own strengths and weaknesses. I know this because my two brothers have learning disabilities and are extremely smart!