learning disability

noun

Definition of learning disability

:any of various conditions (such as dyslexia or dysgraphia) that interfere with an individual's ability to learn and so result in impaired functioning in language, reasoning, or academic skills (such as reading, writing, and mathematics) and that are thought to be caused by difficulties in processing and integrating information called also learning difference

learning disabled

adjective

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First Known Use of learning disability

1936


LEARNING DISABILITY Defined for English Language Learners

learning disability

noun

Definition of learning disability for English Language Learners

  • : a condition that makes learning difficult


LEARNING DISABILITY Defined for Kids

learning disability

noun

Definition of learning disability for Students

:any of various conditions (as dyslexia) that make learning difficult

learning disabled

adjective

Medical Dictionary

learning disability

noun

medical Definition of learning disability

:any of various disorders (as dyslexia or dysgraphia) that interfere with an individual's ability to learn resulting in impaired functioning in verbal language, reasoning, or academic skills (as reading, writing, and mathematics) and are thought to be caused by difficulties in processing and integrating information abbreviation LD

learning disabled

adjective

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