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Disability Studies: A Student Success Guide

Librarian-curated guide to resources and information on disabilities topics, from Student Success

What are Learning Disabilities?

Learning Disabilities are neurologically-based disorders in learning, generally involving difficulty with either input (auditory and visual perception), integration (sequencing, abstraction, and organization), memory (working, short-term, and long-term), output (expressive language) or motor skills (fine and gross motor); crucially, learning disabilities are not intellectual impairments but rather is tied to the brain's improper processing of information (taken from Learning Disabilities Association of America https://ldaamerica.org/advocacy/lda-position-papers/what-are-learning-disabilities/). People may manifest learning disabilities in varying degrees and struggle with different learning tasks - some of the most common learning disabilities are dyslexia (difficulty with reading and comprehension), dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematical concepts), dysgraphia (difficulty with writing, in motor control and/or expression), and other processing deficits. You can learn more about learning disabilities through some of these sources on this page.

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