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Processing Learning Disabilities Information & Facts

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Types of Processing Learning Disabilities

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Dyslexia is the most common form of all learning disabilities. It is a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding words, sentences, or paragraphs.

People with dyslexia often have problems with processing or understanding what they read or hear. Many dyslexic people are notably talented in arts and music; 3-D visual perception; athletic and mechanical ability.

For more information, visit www.dyslexia.ca.

Auditory processing disorders may cause a person to struggle with distinguishing similar sounds, as well as other difficulties. Auditory processing disorders are not considered learning disabilities by the Canadian Government, but they might explain why someone would be having troubles with learning.

Visual processing disorders cause people to struggle with seeing the differences between similar letters, numbers, objects, colours, shapes and patterns. Like auditory processing disorders, visual processing disorders are not considered learning disabilities by the Canadian Government, but could be an issue when it comes to learning.

right side of the brain. People with NLD have a very strong verbal ability, remarkable memory and spelling skills, and strong auditory retention; although they possess poor social skills and have difficulty understanding facial expressions and body language. Many do not react well to change and some possess poor social judgement. Some people with NLD have poor coordination, balance problems and difficulty with fine motor skills.

For more information visit www.nldontheweb.org.

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