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