Learning disabilities: Overview

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A learning disability is when a child has a long-standing difficulty with a key academic area like reading, writing or math. Learn about learning disabilities, their symptoms, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • A child with a learning disability has significant challenges with reading, writing, and/or math.
  • Learning disabilities are often diagnosed with a psychoeducational assessment. An assessment can be done through your child’s school or privately.
  • Children may be supported with accommodations and/or interventions.
Last updated: March 3rd 2020