Short-term memory is then continuing to read the full chapter, study it, and retain the information long enough to take a test successfully.
Finally, long-term memory is one's ability to retain information indefinitely as part of a general body of knowledge.
Learning disabilities may occur concomitantly with other handicapping conditions (e.g. sensory impairment, mental retardation, social and emotional disturbance) or environmental influences (e.g. cultural differences, insufficient/inappropriate instruction, psychogenic factors) but is not caused by these factors. People with learning disabilities are often of average or above average intelligence, yet there appears to be a gap between the individual's potential or age level and actual achievement.
From Wikipedia Learning Disability page the following causes are cited. "The causes for learning disabilities are not well understood, and sometimes there is no apparent cause for a learning disability. However, some causes of neurological impairments include:
There are many categories of Learning Disabilities and each is unique. The term Learning Disabilities is a broad term to identify this group of specific disabilities. For more on each of the specific learning disabilities, see the following website Learning Disabilitiies Association of America
Non-Verbal Learning Disorders
Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
Learning disabilities can sometimes be complicated by other disorders or disabilities, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, visual or hearing disorders, or developmental disabilities.Learning disabilities can impact reading, writing, math skills, receptive and expressive language processing, social skills, and more. Learn about the types of learning disabilities, diagnosis, and how to cope with learning disabilities.
Organizations that provide information about learning disabilities:
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. This site offers information on individual learning disabilities under Exceptionality area. To access many of the articles, however, you need to be a member. Contact the CEC at 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 or phone (703)620-3660.
Dyslexia Consultants.com offers a very comprehensive informational website on Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities. They also offer a test for Dyslexia, solutions for Dyslexia, and many resources.
National Center for Learning Disabilities works to increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities (LD), conducts educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and provides national leadership in shaping public policy concerning LD. Their informative website offers specialized information for teens and adults with LD, information and tips on living with LD, a listing of national and local LD programs and services, the latest LD news and much more. For more information, visit their website or call (888) 575-7373.
NOAH New York Online Access to Health, Learning and Developmental Disabilities page provides information and resources on the basics, diagnosis and symptoms, care and treatment, and types of learning disabilities and more.
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