Which learning disability is most common?
The most common learning disorder is dyslexia, affecting approximately 80 to 90 percent of all learning disorders.
What is special learning disability?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a specific learning disability as “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write.
How is a learning disability diagnosed?
Learning disabilities are traditionally diagnosed by conducting two tests and noticing a significant discrepancy between their scores. These tests are an intelligence (or IQ) test and a standardized achievement (reading, writing, arithmetic) test.
What are the causes of learning disability?
What causes a learning disability?An inherited condition, meaning that certain genes passed from the parents affected the brain development, for example Fragile X.Chromosome abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome or Turner syndrome.Complications during birth resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain.