Definition of Learning disability

1. Noun. A disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills.

Exact synonyms: Learning Disorder
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia

Definition of Learning disability

1. Noun. (British) developmental disability ¹

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Medical Definition of Learning disability

1. A disorder in one or more of the basic cognitive and psychological processes involved in understanding or using written or spoken language; may be manifested in age-related impairment in the ability to read, write, spell, speak, or perform mathematical calculations. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Learning Disability

learner's dictionary
learner's permit
learning ability
learning content management system
learning curve
learning curves
learning diffculty
learning difficulties
learning disabilities
learning disability (current term)
learning disorder
learning disorders
learning objective
learning objectives
learning season
learning seasons
learning set
learning the hard way
learning theory
learns the hard way

Literary usage of Learning disability

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1. Disability in Higher Education by Serge Ebersold, Peter Evans (2003)
"Colleges enrol more students with learning difficulties than do universities, but they admit a very high proportion of students whose learning disability is ..."

2. Learning Disabilities by Sharyn Neuwirth (1995)
"the ability to learn, but do not meet the criteria for a specific learning disability. Also included are coordination disorders that can lead to poor ..."

3. Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive by Dennis Moore (2000)
"learning disability. A permanent condition that affects the way individuals ... Some groups prefer specific learning disability, because it emphasizes that ..."

4. Adult Literacy in America edited by Irwin S. Kisch (1994)
"Finally, respondents were asked whether they had a learning disability, any mental or emotional condition, mental retardation, a speech disability, ..."

5. No Minor Matter: Children in Maryland's Jails by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Michael Bochenek (1999)
"'"Nancy Cowardin, "Disorganized Crime: learning disability and the Criminal Justice System," Criminal Justice, Summer 1998, p. 11. ..."

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