Learning disabilities come in many forms. In Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities, we break down the most common, including:
Auditory processing disorders are a broad set of difficulties that affect the brain's ability to filter and interpret everyday sounds.
Dysgraphia affects handwriting and fine motor skills, and can make the process of writing maddeningly slow.
When the brain's networks that handle math aren't fully developed, even simple calculations can prove challenging.
Nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) might be the most overlooked—and underdiagnosed—learning disability.
Language disorders are impairments that affect the way someone communicates through spoken words.
Dyslexia is more than reading letters or words backward—but it does make reading more challenging.
"Learning disabilities are not a prescription for failure. With the right kind of instruction, guidance, and support, there are no limits to what individuals with LD can achieve."
—Sheldon Horowitz, Ed.D., director of LD resources at the National Center for Learning Disabilities