Learning disabilities are disorders of the basic processes involved in understanding or using the spoken or written language. They can cause difficulty with listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, or doing math calculations.
Learning disabilities are distinct from learning difficulties that are a result of visual, motor, or hearing problems, or that are associated with intellectual disability, emotional disturbance, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
Learning disabilities may be caused by:
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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