Friday, July 25, 2014

Disabilities That Are Invisible

There are disabilities that we don’t see such as Learning Disabilities.  A learning disability is a struggle where people have trouble with reading, writing, and math.  Some of these learning disabilities are: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalcula. Dyslexia refers to difficulty in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, and spelling.  The words that the students and adults are reading get all jumbled.  Dysgraphia refers to difficulty in writing. Some examples of dysgraphia are bad handwriting, holding a pencil awkwardly, trouble organizing thoughts on paper.   Dyscalcula refers to a struggle in math. Dyscalcula can affect people differently at different stages of life.  The two main areas of weakness in math learning disabilities are visual – spatial, and language processing. Visual spatial is a person having trouble processing what the eye sees.  Language processing is defined as a person having trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears.  People with physical disabilities and people with learning disabilities have more in common than what appears.  Do you know anyone with a learning disability? If so, what are their accommodations?

1 comment:

  1. I have a friend who has a reading and writing disability....... And on a regular basis he has a a tutor to help him....