Specific Learning Disorder (often referred to as learning disorder or learning disability) is a disorder that begins during school-age, although it may not be recognised until adulthood. Learning disabilities refers to ongoing problems in one of three areas: reading, writing and math. Unfortunately these areas are foundational to one’s ability to learn.
Other specific skills that may be impacted include the ability to put thoughts into written words, spelling, reading comprehension, math calculation and math problem solving. Difficulties with these skills may cause problems in learning subjects such as history, maths, science and social studies and may impact everyday activities. Behavioural problems can also be a consequence of a learning disorder.