Learning Disorders and Learning Difficulties

In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person’s brain is “wired.” They may have difficult reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways. A learning disability can’t be cured or fixed. It is a lifelong issue. But with the right support and intervention, children with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to successful and often distinguished careers later in life. 

Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals, and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties.(back)