While some people may believe that learning disabilities is really just a fancy word for a student who either does not want to be in school or just do not really want to spend any time learning. While this has been proven to simply not be the case the assertions are still often thrown around whenever a student is having problems with a class or with many classes. Of course part of the problem is that learning disabilities can be self defeating.
These are not disabilities that pop up like some other disease. You donâ€™t suddenly develop a rash or hives when you are dyslexic. You do not come down with a wracking cough if you have Attention Deficit Disorder. These types of problems only really manifest when the student is in the right setting and that setting is more often than not when they are in the classroom. The students themselves have no idea why all of the sudden they arenâ€™t understanding the subject as well as the rest of the class does and because of this they tend to get either dejected or angry. Anger can lead to acting out and acting out can lead to teachers and school administrators thinking the child has no interest in learning.
But a learning disability is not a lack of interest. Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that affect a portion of the brain and do so absolutely without the consent of those affected. A learning disorder can affect each student in a slightly different way as it can manifest in the way a student hears something, reads something, writes something and some learning disabilities are so harmful that it literally changes the way a child processes speech. Because of this a child can literally have no idea they are having the kinds of problems they are. Having a parent or teacher get mad at them for it only makes the problem worse.