Learning Disabilities (LDs) affect the way that a person takes in, processes, and uses verbal or non-verbal information. This makes learning and using academic skills (e.g.: word reading, reading comprehension, spelling, written expression, math calculation, and math reasoning) a significant challenge. Learning Disabilities affect people at varying levels of severity.
Learning Disabilities persist throughout the lifespan. However, they can be successfully managed by the following:
- using the individual’s strengths and weaknesses to compensate;
- providing accommodations in the classrooms and for examinations;
- the use of specialized technology.
Learning Disabilities and their effects vary from person to person. Therefore, one’s pattern of learning abilities needs to be identified in order to find appropriate and effective strategies for compensation and remediation.