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Learning Disorders

Learning disorders, also referred to as “learning disabilities,” can be defined as difficulties with academic functioning that are unrelated to growth and development as a result of chronological age, intelligence, and education level. Learning disorders are a class of cognitive and/or language processing disorders caused by atypical brain functioning or neurodevelopmental delays that make the skills of processing, remembering, producing, and problem solving with information more challenging than for individuals without these disorders. Individuals with learning disorders have difficulties with academic mastery despite displaying typical intelligence and not displaying physical or sensory disorders.

The reported prevalence of learning disorders that are diagnosed among all school-age children in the United States ranges from 2% to 10%, with the percentage falling in between those numbers for children ...

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