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Learning disabilities are disorders of the basic processes involved in understanding or using the spoken or written language. They can cause difficulty with listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, or doing math calculations.
Learning disabilities are distinct from learning difficulties that are a result of visual, motor, or hearing problems, or that are associated with intellectual disability, emotional disturbance, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
Learning disabilities may be caused by:
Current as of: September 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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