What is a Learning Disability?
A Learning Disability affects the ability to understand or use spoken words or written language, math, coordinate movements, or focus attention. It impacts the way the brain processes information and essentially learning.
Learning disabilities (also referred to as learning disorders) are often not recognized in children until they enter school. They do not reflect a child’s intelligence or IQ but they do have a huge bearing on their ability to perform certain tasks, specifically those required at school.
Learning disabilities can be lifelong conditions and affect children who are normal in every other way. Afflicted children may struggle in school but can be proficient in other areas.
It is imperative to properly and accurately test and assess school children for learning disabilities before preparing for an IEP.