Learning Disability

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Learning Disabilities, a problem people are facing in today’s society, can be caused by a variety of factors. Learning Disabilities can be caused by factors such as genetic influences, brain development, and environmental impact. There are many methods used to determine a learning disability. Researchers have pinpointed risks that, if left untreated, can lead to future problems with the person. A history of disorders; behaviors such as pronunciation, cooperation such as turn taking, and keeping focus on a task, are some signs of a learning disability. Treatments are readily available to better these risks. These treatments include special education, speech and language therapy, and in some cases, medications can help to enhance the child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as enhancing their attention and concentration.

Why are preschoolers not diagnosed with learning disabilities? Learning disabilities are faced by many people in the world today. Aram, Morris and Hall (1992) define learning disability as the impairment or deviant development of comprehension and/or use of a spoken, written, and/or other symbol system. Someone with a learning disability may have trouble with the form of language such as the use of the phonological, morphologic, and syntactic systems. One may have trouble with language content which includes the grammatical points of language, the sound system of the language, and new vocabulary one will learn.
Learning disabilities can occur from genetic influences, lack of brain development, and environmental impact (Harring & Lovett, 1992). Courtman and Mumby (2008) estimate that 40–80% of children with learning disabilities have no identifiable cause. The most common identifiable cause however is typically a genetic influence. A genetic influence can be seen in disorders such as Down syndrome, Turner’s…...

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