Learning disabilities are a type of neurological disorder often described as a difference in the way someone’s brain is “wired.” Learning disabilities do not affect a person’s intelligence, but can make the use of traditional learning techniques for reading, writing, information recall and organization more challenging. While these disabilities cannot be cured, there are many techniques and resources available that can allow people with these struggles to excel in school and career.
Learning disabilities come in many forms and can vary greatly in their severity. Youth who make it to their teen years without a previous diagnosis often suffer from higher-functioning forms of learning disabilities. This can make these disabilities harder to spot and can make success in school very difficult and frustrating for teens.