Learning Disabilities (LD) are neurological disorders that affect the brains ability to receive process, store and respond to information. The term 'learning disability' is used to describe unexplained difficulty in acquiring and/or learning basic skills such as reading, writing or math. They can also interfere with higher level thinking skills such as organization, time planning, and abstract reasoning. All LD's can greatly interfere with daily activities at school and in work.
LD is not about intelligence….LD's are found across the range of intelligence including gifted individuals. Most individuals with LD have average to above average intelligence. People with LD's are often said to have an invisible disability because they may appear like everyone else, but are somehow different.
A child or adult with an LD cannot try harder, pay closer attention, or improve motivation on their own; they need help to learn how to do those things. People who understand the nature of their LD can develop strategies to compensate for it. Early identification and intervention has proven to be very successful in helping individuals with LD's to succeed in school and fulfill their career goals. No one’s potential should be limited! Scientists are currently studying the brain’s potential for change which may hold the answer to innovative treatments and remediation for learning disabilities