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.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Dysgraphia (difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing)
- Aphasia (language disorder that results from damage to the brain)
- Tourette Syndrome
Fact sheets and information
- Teaching & Assessment Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (CATS website)
- Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities