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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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Cases feeder to institutions located outside of the City of Krakow can arise when these institutions are the closest institutions place of residence of the children and have the possibility of learning disabled students.
Additional chapters offer more information on how to help learning disabled students with organizational skills, as well as exams and revision.
The University of North Carolina system is working to implement the Universal Design for Learning, which uses educational tools that help learning disabled students boost their performance in the classroom.
Unidentified learning disabled students will have daily trouble with homework.
The peer tutors are trained in areas such as diversity, ethics, how to assist learning disabled students, metacognition when tutoring, motivation, learning skills techniques and much more," said LaMarche.
Scott Barry Kaufman was himself deemed 'ungifted', sent to a school for learning disabled students, and told he would never achieve greatness.
More workshops are scheduled next week, as part of an initiative to change education to be more supportive of learning disabled students.
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The story sees Mickey Maguire (played by Ciaran Griffiths) given community service which involves staging a nativity play with a group of learning disabled students.
Up until now, these students were eligible for classes using standard curriculum "with modifications," which, according to the Florida Department of Education, were adapted to individual learning disabled students, and were usually less complex than general education courses.
It is hypothesized that the non learning disabled students will have higher Intrapersonal skills than the learning disabled students.
Concrete strategies are presented to assist students with AS to participate fully in school without being remanded to classes for learning disabled students.

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