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Learning Disability

When learning disorders impact on a person's ability to function, they may be referred to as Learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities include disorders that impair functions such as reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematical calculation (dyscalculia). They vary widely within each category in the patterns they exhibit.

Having a learning disability can have serious effects, some of which are - The marked discrepancy between intellectual capacity, and achievement and output (expressing information and responding) is what characterises a learning disability. Learning disability often goes undiagnosed. Neuropsychological assessment can determine the presence and subtype of Learning Disorder, which can inform prognosis and treatment possibilities.

Updated Jan 2016