Learning Disabilities (LD) are believed to be caused by differences in the way the brain processes information. Children with LD may have problems with reading [dyslexia], writing [dysgraphia], or math [dyscalculia]. They may have trouble following verbal or written instructions, or translating thoughts to words.
People with LD are not "dumb" or "lazy." In fact, many have above-average intelligence. They simply process information differently.
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Child and Youth Health: Learning Disabilities
[ Kids ] Read about what they are, problems that kids have, how to get help and tips from other kids. Play a memory game or word search puzzle. [Games may require free Java or Flash download.]
Encyclopedia.com: Learning Disabilities
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Entry that explains what the disorders are and are not. Lists methods of classroom assistance and range of educational programs.
KidsHealth: Learning Disabilities
[ Kids ] Article for kids to find out more about this common problem. Includes definitions for dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.
[ Kids/Teens ] Get information about learning disabilities. Check out the gallery, find books and articles, and go on a Scavenger hunt.
[ Kids ] Listen to how three teens handle their learning differences. Get tips from a doctor who was an LD kid or use the message boards to ask questions.
TeensHealth: Learning Disabilities
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article for teens includes sections on signs, causes, self-diagnosis and how to cope.
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