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Special Kids

by Jenny Gordon


What are learning disabilities??





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.




Dyslexia – a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding written words. It may also be referred to as reading disability or reading disorder.

Dyscalculia – a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.

Dysgraphia – a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space.

Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders – sensory disabilities in which a person has difficulty understanding language despite normal hearing and vision.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities – a neurological disorder which originates in the right hemisphere of the brain, causing problems with visual-spatial, intuitive, organizational, evaluative and holistic processing functions.

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Who has a learning difficulty?

*Difficulty with reading and/or writing Problems with math skills

*Difficulty remembering

*Problems paying attention

*Trouble following directions

*Poor coordination

*Difficulty with concepts related to time

*Problems staying organized


What about behaviour?


*Impetuous behavior

*Inappropriate responses in school or social situations

*Difficulty staying on task (easily distracted)

*Difficulty finding the right way to say something

*Inconsistent school performance

*Immature way of speaking

*Difficulty listening well

*Problems dealing with new things in life

*Problems understanding words or concepts

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