Four Types Of Learning Disabilities

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Tim Tebow, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, and Agatha Christie are all very accomplished athletes, actresses, directors, and authors, but what do they all have in common? All four of these well-known celebrities have learning disabilities or LDs.
“Learning disorders are academic difficulties experienced by children and adults of average to above-average intelligence. People with learning disorders have difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics, or a combination of the three. These difficulties significantly interfere with academic achievement or daily living.” (Ford, Anne, Frey 2557)
One of the most common types of learning disabilities is dyslexia, but there are abundant different types of learning disorders. Learning disabilities
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Someone with a learning disability, no matter what the disability is, has a very different mind than people without disabilities. LD’s cause words, letters, and even numbers to become extremely jumbled up. It takes someone with learning disabilities a lot longer to process information because their brains have to look at the information and try to figure out what it is supposed to be. There are four stages of processing information: input, integration, memory, and output. Input is how information gets put into the brain; this happens through the five senses of sight, taste, hearing, smell, or touch. Most of the information that is brought to the brain is from visual or auditory learning. When someone has a learning disability, a problem with visual perception means one could mix up your letters like d and b. If one has an auditory problem, it may be difficult for them to be able to tell the difference between words like kite and bite because they sound similar. Integration is putting information in the brain with other information that one already have stored. In integration, people with LD’s may struggle with sequencing, abstraction, and organizing. Sequencing is putting the information in the correct order, abstraction is being able to understand something outside its literal meaning, and organization is putting information into complete thoughts or concepts (Tessler …show more content…
Through a series of amazingly effective exercises, he leads a roomful of parents, educators, and other professionals on a journey to understanding. By the end, they have experienced firsthand what it is like to have dysnomia (difficulty with finding words), auditory processing difficulties, perception problems, comprehension problems, and dyslexia; and have come to understand how each of these difficulties can affect one 's ability to function in the world.

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