A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities e.g. household tasks, socialising or managing money, which will affect someone for their whole life. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.
Learning disability is often confused with dyslexia and mental health problems. Mencap* describes dyslexia as a “learning difficulty” because, unlike learning disability, it does not affect intellect.
*The Royal Mencap Society is a charity based in the UK that works with people with a learning disability, founded in 1946 by Judy Fryd.
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A learning disability is a neurologically based processing problem, such as a disorder in auditory processing, visual processing, or non-verbal processing. Learning disabilities are diagnosed when there is a gap between potential and actual achievement, and therefor people with learning disabilities have average to above-average intelligence. Learning disabilities are lifelong conditions, but with appropriate specialized education students can achieve at the same level as their same-age peers.
Sally is smart but struggles in school, maybe we should assess for a learning disability?
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A brain abnormality/malfunction one has if/when not writing indexed annuities.
Wow....that monkey who calls himself a stockbroker has a learning disability. He only does stocks and mutual funds.
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