Learning Disabilities

According to the Learning Disabilities Association:

“Your chances of knowing a student or adult with learning disabilities are very good, since it is estimated that 10% of the school-aged population has at least one learning disability (LD).  More than 50% of all students in public school special education programs have been diagnosed as having learning disabilities.

Even though those with learning disabilities are intelligent, the disabilities create a gap between ability and performance.  Because these gaps are specific and unique to each individual, learning disabilities are also often called specific learning disabilities (SLD).

Learning disabilities last for a lifetime and affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and adults across our country.  Learning disabilities are neurobiologically based, affect the ability to read, speak, and/or compute math, and often interfere with the ability to build social relationships.”


~ Reach out to the experienced counselors at Mended Hearts for help ~

(309) 688-4773 or (309) 383-4323


Link to the Learning Disability Association site

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