What are learning disabilities?Learning disabilities are problems that cause a child to have trouble learning. For example, a child might have problems learning to read, write, or do math. Learning disabilities do not have anything to do with how smart a child is. Children with learning disabilities can be just as smart or smarter than other children their age. But they have brain differences that make it hard for them to learn, remember, and use information.
What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is a problem that makes it hard for a child to learn to read. Dyslexia has nothing to do with how smart a child is. Children with dyslexia can be just as smart as or smarter than other children their age. But they have brain differences that affect the way they process written words. They have trouble understanding the connection between letters (or groups of letters) and sounds.
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