"Learning disabilities arise from neurological differences in brain structure and function and affect a person’s ability to receive, store, process, retrieve or communicate information.” (From the 2014 NCLD’s Annual Report)
Students with a learning difference struggle in the classroom because the teaching style is not suitable for how their minds work. Fortunately awareness, research and experience have created modern teaching techniques that not only help the students reach their potential but also empower them beyond it.
Common learning differences include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia. Other deficits and disorders that are associated to LD include information processing Deficits such as Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Executive Functioning Deficits and other Non-Verbal Learning disorders.