Some Learning Disabilities
The following are some of the most common Specific Learning Disabilities encountered:
Dyslexia - affects language and usually manifests in reading and writing problems
Dyscalculia - problems with arithmetic and maths concepts
Dysgraphia - laborious and often illegible handwriting and can involve difficulty to plan what to write
Dyspraxia - difficulty with motor coordination (also referred to as Clumsy Child Syndrome) and motor planning (executive functioning)
Auditory Processing Disorder - difficulty with the processing and remembering of auditory receptive language-related tasks
Non-Verbal Learning Disorder - trouble understanding non-verbal cues, reading body language; usually accompanied by coordination difficulties (clumsiness)
Visual Processing Disorders:
Visual-Spatial Disorder - difficulty with planning page lay-out, reading analogue time, reading maps and graphs and other visual-spatial tasks
Visual Motor Disorder - difficulties with using scissors, catching a ball, and in handwriting
Language Disorders - effecting the understanding of spoken language and poor reading comprehension
Executive Functions and related issues - difficulties in organising and planning, future-orientated behaviour, maintaining appropriate problem-solving procedures, impulse control, selective attention and self-regulatory mechanisms.
Memory issues - difficulties with long term memory, short term memory or working memory (Phonological processing difficulties indicate impaired memory skills.
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