learning disability


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learning disability

n.
Any of various neurodevelopmental disorders that affect the ability to process information and may impede academic learning, especially in the areas of language, mathematics, and reasoning. Also called learning disorder.

learn′ing disabil`ity


n.
any of several conditions characterized in school-aged children by difficulty in accomplishing specific tasks, esp. reading and writing, and associated with impaired development of a part of the central nervous system.
[1955–60]
learn′ing-dis•a`bled, adj.

learn·ing disability

(lûr′nĭng)
Any of various disorders of attention, memory, or reasoning that interfere with the ability to learn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.learning disability - a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
dyscalculia - impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics
dysgraphia - impaired ability to learn to write
dyslexia - impaired ability to learn to read
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Complete report on Learning Disability Partnering spread across 100 pages is now available at http://www.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, a provider of mental health and disability services, has signed up to an initiative to develop the skills and experiences of people with a learning disability through paid work.
NTW Chief Executive John Lawlor said: "It is fitting that as we mark Learning Disability Week we should be officially opening a building which will make such a positive impact to the ongoing treatment of people living with learning disabilities.
Lots of people with a learning disability who didn't vote in the local elections last year said that they didn't know which party to vote for.
Therefore South Tees CCG is committed to achieving ongoing improvements in the quality and uptake of annual health checks for individuals with a learning disability.
Therefore, numerous definitions for learning disabilities are presented, among which the most commonly used definition is the one presented by the United States Department of Education noted that learning disability is a disability in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding and using spoken or written language which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations.
Poorer health outcomes Only 24 per cent of people with a learning disability are in residential care, hence the majority continue to live either independently or with family.
Health Minister Edwin Poots said: In March 2013 I made a commitment, not only to the Assembly but to all individuals and families living with a learning disability or a mental health need, to publish regular monitoring information to highlight progress against the Bamford Action Plan 2012-15.
In British Columbia it is estimated that three percent of students have a learning disability (Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Teachers, Sept 2011, BC Ministry of Education).
Mencap Cymru's director Wayne Crocker said: "All too often, people with a learning disability are perceived as vulnerable which can explain why they are targeted by abusers.
Hate crimes, such as violent attacks, can put someone with a learning disability at risk of serious injury - even death.

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