Common Learning Disabilities

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder characteristics include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.   The impulsive child who acts before thinking may be considered just a "discipline problem," while the child who is passive or sluggish may be viewed as merely unmotivated. Yet both may have different types of ADHD.

Dyslexia – Students with dyslexia will experience persistent challenges in learning to read, write and spell. Usually a student will display strengths in areas outside of the written curriculum and these challenges do not always reflect the student’s cognitive abilities.

Dysgraphia – A writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space. People with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page. This can result partly from: Visual-spatial difficulties and language processing difficulties.

Dyscalculia –  Is to mathematics what dyslexia is to literacy: a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts. Sequential memory can often appear to be very limited. 

Autism  A developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The main areas of difficulty are in social communication, social interaction and restricted or repetitive behaviors and interests.