Individuals who suffering from a learning disorder can be termed as those with inexplicable difference between their expected achievement levels and their actual performance. Those with learning disabilities have difficulties with learning as quickly or through conventional learning methods. Individuals with a learning disability may have issues related to their performance of particular skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking as well as with Maths.
Diagnosis usually occurs during childhood and it is found that individuals with learning disabilities often have average or above average intelligence. Learning disabilities occur frequently and despite it often posing lifelong issues, visiting a qualified therapists can be extremely useful for discussing related symptoms of anger, shame and anxiety as well as identifying the individuals own, personal coping strategies.
A learning disability isn’t the same as a learning difficulty or mental illness.It affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life hand means that they have difficulty with understanding new or complex information, learning new skills as well as coping independently. Within the UK the NHS estimate up to 350,000 people have severe learning disabilities.
Mild, moderate or severe learning disorders
A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills. Meanwhile others may not be able to communicate at all and have more than one disability. Some children with learning disabilities grow up to be quite independent, while others need help with everyday tasks, such as washing or getting dressed, for their whole lives. It depends on their abilities.
Learning disorders and school
Children with learning disorders have difficulties with learning as quickly or through commonly used learning methods and there may also be performance issues related to their reading, writing, listening, speaking as well as with Maths. For this reason children with learning disorders within mainstream schooling may qualify for additional support. Children and young people with a learning disability may also have special educational needs and may be recommended to a special school.