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resource page for Learning Disabilities

What are Learning Disabilities?

Learning Disabilities (LD) are neurologically-based processing problems.  These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing, or math.  They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning, and abstract reasoning.

The types of LD are identified by the specific processing problem.  They might relate to getting information into the brain (Input), making sense of this information (Organization), storing and later retrieving this information (Memory), or getting this information back out (Output).  Thus, the specific types of processing problems that result in LD might be in one or more of these four areas.

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