“The most common learning disability is dyslexia, affecting approximately 80 to 90 percent of all learning disabilities,” said Jill Lauren, MA, a learning specialist and author of the book “Thats Like Me!” “It is estimated that as much as 20 percent of the population is dyslexic,” she said.
What is the most common learning disability in the UK?
Dyslexia is the most commonly known learning difficulty. It affects both written and spoken language. It occurs due to difficulty with processing information, visual and auditory perceptual skills, short term memory as well as concentration and organisation.
What is the difference between learning disability and learning difficulty?
In general, a learning disability constitutes a condition which affects learning and intelligence across all areas of life, whereas a learning difficulty constitutes a condition which creates an obstacle to a specific form of learning, but does not affect the overall IQ of an individual.
Why is ADHD not considered a learning disability?
ADHD is not a learning disability, as it does not affect a persons ability to learn a specific skill set, such as reading, writing, or mathematics. However, some effects of ADHD, such as difficulty concentrating, can lead to some challenges in learning.