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Learning

Disabilities
Daniely Lins da Silva
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Introduction
Did you know that Albert Einstein
couldnt read until he was nine?
What Walt Disney, Vice President Nelson
Rockefeller and Whoopi Goldberg have
in common?

Overview
What is it?

Neurological Disorder

An Umbrella term describing a number of other,


more specific learning disabilities.

Common types of learning


disabilities

Public Perceptions of Learning Disabilities:


Misconceptions X Reality
Learning Disabilities are
easily diagnosed.
Learning Disabilities usually
correspond with a low IQ.
Learning Disabilities fade
with time.

Diagnosis typically evolves over


time and requires an accumulation
of information from several
sources, including a family history
of academic difficulties.
People with LD are of average or
above average intelligence.
LDs cannot be cured or fixed; it is a
lifelong challenge.

Support and Resources

Education

IDEA assures a public


education to school-aged
children with diagnosed
learning disabilities.

By law, publicly funded


colleges and universities
must also remove
barriers that keep out
disabled students

Beyond School
The Americans with Disabilities Act
guarantees equal employment
opportunity for people with
learning disabilities and protect
disabled workers against job
discrimination.
Counselors at each State
Department of Vocational
Rehabilitation serve the
employment needs of adolescents
and adults with learning

Conclusion
Learning disabilities are neurological disorders under the same
umbrella, commonly mistaken with other types of disabilities and
stereotyped by majority of Society.
There is no cure for learning disabilities
With the appropriate support and resources available, it is
possible to have a normal life.

References
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Disabilities. Ed. Henny H. Kim. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Contemporary Issues Companion. Rpt.
from "Learning Disabilities."NIH Publication #93-3611. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office,
1993.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 28 Feb. 2016.
"Learning Disability: Life after High School."Learning Disability: Life after High School. N.p., n.d. Web. 28
Feb. 2016.
"Types of Learning Disabilities."Learning Disabilities Association of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2016.
"Helping Children with Learning Disabilities.": Practical Parenting Tips for Home and School. N.p., n.d.
Web. 28 Feb. 2016.
"Learning Disabilities and Disorders.": Types of Learning Disorders and Their Signs. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb.
2016
"What Is a Learning Disability?"What Is a Learning Disability?N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2016.
http://idea.ed.gov/