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Learning disabilities can cause an individual to have trouble learning and using skills such as reading, listening, writing, reading, speaking, reasoning, and performing mathematics. There is no cure for learning disabilities. Parents and teachers working together to properly diagnose learning disabilities can properly plan a course of education. For some, medication may be appropriate as complimentary treatment.

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Terms related to Learning Disability:

  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Disability, Learning
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Mathematics Disorder
  • Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder
  • Phonological Disorder
  • Reading Disorder
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Visual processing disorder