Learning Disabilities and Literacy (2012)

The authors of this fact sheet explain that the term “learning disabilities” refers to a number of disorders that can affect the acquisition, organization, understanding, or use of verbal or nonverbal information.

While Statistics Canada reports that 3.2 percent of Canadian children have a learning disability, the actual number is probably much higher because many problems go unidentified or people learn to accommodate their difficulties.

Help can be provided to people with learning disabilities by making assessment and diagnosis readily accessible; using teaching methods and resources that meet the needs of individual learners; and offering learning programs that are flexible enough to meet a variety of needs.

This document is part of a series prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador.

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