Types of Learning Disability

Learning disabilities are quite common, more and more teens are finding it very difficult to understand what they are learning and have difficulties concentrating. If a learning disability is not addressed properly it can lead to low performance in school, frustration, stress, depression other emotional issues and even dropping out of school. So here are the major learning disabilities to watch out for.

Types of Learning DisabilityDyslexia is one of the most present types of learning disabilities and it affects a great number of teenagers. Dyslexia is when a teen has issues and difficulties processing language, like having trouble with spelling, reading and writing. In some cases the letter may be backwards for them and when they speak it is very hard to understand them.

Dyscalcula is a math problem, but it is not just about math assignments and comprehension of math but it can also show itself with issues such as understanding concepts like money and time. Teens with this disability can never be sure about counting their money or telling time and they also have issues counting by tens or fives, i.e. 10, 20, 30 or 5, 10, 15, 20, 25.

Dysgraphia is an issue when teens can’t organize their thoughts and ideas. They have issues expressing anything that needs a bit of complex thinking, so sometimes their handwriting suffers because of that.

Dyspraxiais rarely looked upon as learning disability but it is a fact that it can get in the way of completing a science project or anything that involves using your hands. As you may know this disability is usually displayed in early childhood years and it gives kids trouble with handling scissors and such.

ADHD is when teens have issues concentrating and having difficulties focusing. Lack of concentration leads to easy distraction, as such most teens with this disability have a hard time concentrating on and finishing their homework
But besides the mentioned learning disabilities there are other problems that influence learning ability of our teens and these are mostly involved with our ability to process information. Both auditory and visual processing may cause us learning difficulties if they are impaired. Auditory processing issues leave our teens with a disability when it comes to learning by listening, while teens with visual processing have issues learning things they see, they have issues processing the kind of information present in such a way.

The bottom line is that every learning disability can be overcome and a teen can have a normal life and deal with his problems. One way to deal with learning disability is by using an IEP, Individual Education Plan, but there are plenty of other ways to help your teens with learning disability.

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