Learning or neurological disorders

What are learning disabilities?

Learning disabilities are typically the result of a neurological disorder which affect a person's ability to receive, process, store and respond to auditory, visual or spatial information.
 
Students with a neurological/learning disorder process information and learn differently from others and as a result learning can be more challenging. It is suggested that at least five percent of tertiary-level students have a neurological/learning disorder.

Examples:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Dysgraphia (difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing)
  • Dyslexia
  • Aphasia (language disorder that results from damage to the brain)
  • Tourette Syndrome

 

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