Tutors for Students with Learning Disabilities
A learning disability is a disability that affects how an individual of average to above average intelligence processes information. A learning disability cannot be cured; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support, however, students with learning disabilities often succeed in school and can go on to successful and distinguished collegiate and professional careers.
Facts about Learning Disabilities:
One in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities.
Attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, but the two disorders are not considered the same.
Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities. As many as 80% of students with learning disabilities have reading problems.
Common Learning Disabilities Include:
Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders – sensory disabilities in which an individual has difficulty understanding language despite normal hearing and vision.
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.
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.
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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