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.
1) A learning difficulty is not a disorder.
2) Only 67 percent of students with a learning disability graduate their high school with a traditional diploma.
3) Twenty percent of students drop out of high school who have a learning disability.
4) Not all learning disabilities are the same. Learning disabilities can vary from person to person.
5) Learning disability means learning in a different way
6) Fifteen percent of the American population (one in seven) has some kind of learning disability.
7) Most common learning disability is with basic language skills and reading.
8) Common learning disabilities are, dyslexia- trouble understanding written words; Dyscalculia- a mathematical disability with trouble in comprehending arithmetic; Dysgraphia- a writing disability in which a person has trouble forming and fitting letters in a confined space.
9) Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, however the two disorders are not the same.
10) Learning disabilities can run in families.