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What is a Learning Disability?
When someone has a learning disability they have a difficulty assimilating info and doing the normal day to day activities that most take for granted.
A learning disability can range from mild to severe. The symptoms of a mild learning disability will enable the person to speak, write and read. They will also be able to function within the normal day to day activities of life whilst not to the same level as someone without a learning disability. A severe disability will mean struggling to cope worth all the activity just mentioned.
At this point let’s just clear up one false myth, if someone has a learning disability it should not be classed as having a disease or even having a mental health problem.
A learning disability can be noticed before the birth of a baby or after birth. Unfortunately if a learning disability is detected it can’t be cured or treated, but through the care of parents and proper support avenues, teaching is required in order to gain the maximum potential of the person.
So someone with a learning disability will find it more difficult to communicate with others, they will have problems with learning new things and understanding new instructions in life. Depending on the level of the learning disability they may need help in areas of life such as to eat and drink, to wash or dress and to use the toilet. It’s worth noting that the results of a learning disability can also affect the emotional side of life.
Some types of Learning disabilities
Dyslexia. Issues with reading
This really is when the sufferer has a difficulty recognizing the words on the page or understanding the ideas they are reading and associating the text with meaning. It may affect their speed of reading, the fluency of their reading and the range of their vocabulary.
Dyscalculia. Issues with mathematics
This is where there is a difficulty with memorizing or the organization of numbers, counting or even in the area of telling the time.
Dysgraphia. Issues with Writing
This would include issues with either the act of writing in physical terms or the comprehension of the activity of writing and putting their thoughts to paper. Some of the Symptoms may include spelling, the organizing of words on paper, writing in a neat manner and copying other instructions.
Dyspraxia. Issues with motor skills
This is where there is difficulty with moving and coordinating the physical body. It’s where the brain will give out instructions and the body doesn’t do what it’s been told to do.
Aphasia or dysphasia. Issues with language
So our brains need to organize thoughts and translate these into words we speak, but Aphasia or dysphasia prevents this process so that the person with this learning disability can’t vocally communicate in a complete comprehensible manner. The symptoms may result in how fluent speech is, repeating instructions or even to understand other people’s words.
Eyes and ears. Issues with seeing and hearing
We use our eyes and ears to send information to the brain so if either these are not working then normal activities will suffer. For example if we can’t hear correctly then this can affect basic ideas to write, read and spell. If vision is impaired then in order to see what’s on the page will be effected, telling distance and coordinating limbs correctly.
Above you will find accommodation adapted for various learning disabilities and facilities where trained staff can assist those suffering with a learning disability.