Learning Disorders or Learning Difficulties?
Disorders and difficulties in learning refer to the set of problems that affect learning processes, most notably in children and adolescents but also in adults.In the UK, the term learning disorder
usually refers to an intellectual disability, while a learning difficulty
refers to a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.In contrast, in the US and Canada, learning disorder
refers to a set of specific problems that affect a person’s academic skills, including the ability to listen, speak, read, write, spell, reason, organize information and do math. The IQ of the person tested must be average or below average
in order to be diagnosed with a learning disorder.