Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

Student working on school writing, working on an assignmentThe symptoms of learning disabilities are a diverse set of characteristics which affect development and achievement.

Some of these symptoms can be found in all children at some time during their development. However, a person with learning disabilities has a cluster of these symptoms which do not disappear as s/he grows older.

Most frequently displayed symptoms:

  • short attention span,
  • poor memory,
  • difficulty following directions,
  • inability to discriminate between/among letters, numerals, or sounds,
  • poor reading and/or writing ability,
  • eye-hand coordination problems; poorly coordinated,
  • difficulties with sequencing, and/or
  • disorganization and other sensory difficulties.

Other characteristics that may be present:

  • performs differently from day to day,
  • responds inappropriately in many instances,
  • distractible, restless, impulsive,
  • says one thing, means another,
  • difficult to discipline,
  • doesn’t adjust well to change,
  • difficulty listening and remembering,
  • difficulty telling time and knowing right from left,
  • difficulty sounding out words,
  • reverses letters,
  • places letters in incorrect sequence,
  • difficulty understanding words or concepts, and/or
  • delayed speech development; immature speech.
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  1. I have a learning disability. I sometimes don’t allow my mom to tell other people that I have a learning disability because it’s very rude and very inappropriate. I sometimes keep it disclosed. I sometimes don’t want other people know about it. Because that will cause other people to treat me differently. When I was in school, there was one girl who was treating me differently because I had a learning disability. I pretty much just ignored her and not paid any attention to her. Some other people has accepted me for who I am and for my learning disability as well. Try not to let it get to you. People don’t understand what you are going through. They need time to process on what you are going through, okay?

    • Shay Leysath says:

      Having a learning disability can be hard u have to learn to open up to people. Sometimes u feel like nobody understands what your saying when u talk u feel bad and terrible u think people are really talking about u when there really not talking about u it all. I always talk to people online it seems to help me open up more to people and stuff my advice to u if people don’t like u for u then u need find someone that will understand u for u.

    • annie scott says:

      Paul ying , thank you for righting this , i also have a learing disoreder i unstand everything you just wrote i find that other people really dont undertsand and can be very mean , it has got to the point now were i dont want to leave my house any more i have become very depressed , but i am on the internet to get help , but i hope someday it will become easyer for people with learning disorders and others will learn to have petants for us and to know that we are not dumb we just have a difrent way of learning and seeing the world , einstin himself had a learning disorder , sorry for my spellings , annie


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