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Learning Disabilities - The Basics Some of the common Learning Disabilities explained
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD): A neurobehavioral
disorder that affects the child's ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity),
inhibit behavior (impulsivity), and/or concentrate on tasks (inattention)
to a greater degree than for most kids his age or developmental level.
Symptoms usually appear before the age of 7 and exist in several settings
over a period of time.
AD/HD is not a learning disability but may be the underlying processing
problem that causes an academic problem. Dysarthria: Disorder of fine motor muscles involved in speech;
affects ability to pronounce sounds correctly.
Dyscalculia: Problems with basic math skills; trouble calculating.
Dysgraphia: Difficulty writing legibly with age-appropriate
Dyslexia: Disorder in oral and/or written language, i.e., listening,
speaking, reading, and writing.
Dysnomia: Difficulty remembering names or recalling specific
words; word-finding problems.
Dyspraxia: Difficulty performing and sequencing fine motor movements,
such as buttoning.
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