Essay about The Most Common Types Of Learning Disabilities

1948 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 8 Pages
Tim Tebow, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, and Agatha Christie are all very accomplished athletes, actresses, directors, and authors, but what do they all have in common? All four of these well-known celebrities have learning disabilities or LDs.
“Learning disorders are academic difficulties experienced by children and adults of average to above-average intelligence. People with learning disorders have difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics, or a combination of the three. These difficulties significantly interfere with academic achievement or daily living.” (Ford, Anne, Frey 2557)
One of the most common types of learning disabilities is dyslexia, but there are abundant different types of learning disorders. Learning disabilities come in many shapes and sizes but they all affect how people learn, think, and perceive the world around them. Even though LD’s provide a challenge to the lives of those who have them, it does not mean they are unable to accomplish many great things. To the world, learning disabilities may not seem like a real problem or a big deal, but they do affect the lives of those who have them. According to the National Centers of Learning Disabilities, 2.4 million people have been diagnosed with LD’s at this time (NCLD) and most Americans do not even realize that there are so many that are affected by learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities primarily affect the way people learn. Most Americans do not believe in LD’s or understand how they…

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