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Learning Disabilities FAQ

What is a learning disability?

Learning disability refers to the neurological cognitive disorder that affects an individual’s capacity to read, write, do mathematical calculations, speak, listen, or organize information.

How did I end up with learning disability?

It can be a number of causes, like you may have acquired it since birth. You may also have had some type of illness that affected your brain in certain areas, ending up in having learning disability.  

How does this affect me?

You may not be as good as other people when it comes to the processes and functions that affect your abilities. However, with help, you can always handle your learning disabilities by doing actions to cope with it and learn in your own pace and strategy.

Can I outgrow a learning disability?

LDs are a lifelong condition; they won’t go away. But with technology and other helpful measures, you can cope with your condition by using your areas of strength.

Does having a learning disability mean I am also below average in terms of IQ?  

People diagnosed with LDs do not follow that they also have low IQ. In fact, they are on average or above – average levels in order to be classified as learning disabled. Think of LD as something that doesn’t omit your chance in learning. Rather, it makes you learn in a different way, something that’s suited only for you and your capacity.

Can I still be admitted to school even if I have learning disability?

           Yes. In fact, some schools have programs tailored for those with LD.

How can I get “better” at this disability?

This actually depends on the nature of the learning disability. Every individual is different, so a one – size – fits – all kind of approach for this may not be sufficient. It would be better to get care and support tailored to an individual in order to work better on his/her strengths and weaknesses.

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