Specific Learning Disabilities
Each of these specific learning disabilities is generally believed to be caused by an impairment in nervous system functioning.
|Dyslexia||A language-based reading disability. The individual has trouble understanding words, sentences, and/or paragraphs.|
|Dysgraphia||Difficulty forming letters correctly or within a defined space. Mirror writing is a severe form of this impairment.|
|Dysacusis||Impairment in understanding and deriving meaning from speech.|
|Dyskinesia||Clumsiness or poor coordination.|
|Dyscalculia||A mathematical disability in which a person has difficulty solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.|
|Dyslogia||A linguistic disturbance characterized by faulty formation or expression of verbal ideas.|
|Dysphasia||An impairment in the ability to produce or comprehend language. It can affect either written or spoken language function.|
|Dysnomia||Difficulty in searching for and thinking of a word to express a thought or idea.|
|Dysrhythmia||Poor rhythm or the loss of ability to move with rhythm.|
|Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders||Sensory disabilities in which an individual has difficulty understanding language in these modalities despite normal hearing and vision.|
|Nonverbal Learning Disability||Well-developed verbal and auditory abilities accompanied by difficulties in coordination, visual-spatial organization, and social relationships.|
|Hyperlexia||Precocious reading ability with concurrent difficulties in communication and social skills.|
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