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What is Learning disabilities?

What is Learning disabilities?

  • Learning disabilities: Various developmental problems impairing learning or schooling.
  • Learning disabilities: Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual is mentally retarded. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline mentally retarded range. Scores below 67 are in the retarded range. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
    Source - Diseases Database

Learning disabilities: Introduction

Types of Learning disabilities:

Types of Learning disabilities:

Broader types of Learning disabilities:

How many people get Learning disabilities?

Prevalance of Learning disabilities: 4.6 million children (NHIS-97)
Prevalance Rate of Learning disabilities: approx 1 in 59 or 1.69% or 4.6 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Learning disabilities: Nearly 4 million school-age children have learning disabilities. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

How serious is Learning disabilities?

Prognosis of Learning disabilities: Even though most people don't outgrow their brain dysfunction, people do learn to adapt and live fulfilling lives. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

What causes Learning disabilities?

Causes of Learning disabilities: see causes of Learning disabilities
Risk factors for Learning disabilities: see risk factors for Learning disabilities

What are the symptoms of Learning disabilities?

Symptoms of Learning disabilities: see symptoms of Learning disabilities

Can anyone else get Learning disabilities?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Learning disabilities.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Learning disabilities.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Learning disabilities: Pediatrician, Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Learning disabilities.
Treatments for Learning disabilities: see treatments for Learning disabilities
Research for Learning disabilities: see research for Learning disabilities

Society issues for Learning disabilities


Hospitalization statistics for Learning disabilities: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Learning disabilities:

  • 0.0003% (28) of hospital consultant episodes were for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for dyslexia and other symbolic dysfunctions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Learning disabilities:

Organs and body systems related to Learning disabilities include:

Name and Aliases of Learning disabilities

Main name of condition: Learning disabilities

Other names or spellings for Learning disabilities:

Learning disorder, LD

Cognitive development disorder, ESN, Educationally sub-normal, IQ low, Intellectual impairment, Mental retardation, Oligophrenia Source - Diseases Database

Learning disabilities: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Learning disabilities:

 

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