Learning Disability (LD)

Children with LD have difficulties with:

. listening (understanding what someone has told them)
.

talking (saying what they mean)

.

noticing and interpreting facial expression and body language

.

planning and controlling what they do


This affects their social functioning, which is seen as and can be attributed to:

. They are often physically (due to sensory motor and sensory integration deficits) and socially immature in comparison to their peers. This can lead to a poor self-image and less peer acceptance.
.

They have difficulty reading social cues. They may be oblivious to the amount of personal distance necessary in social interactions (due to deficits in spatial processing) or insensitive to other people's body language (seen in children with nonverbal learning disability).

.

Children with language based LD have poor oral and language functioning. They may have trouble finding the right words, may stammer, or may pause before answering direct questions. This affects their relationships with peers.