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Learning disabilities, also called specific learning disabilities (SLD) or learning disorders, are disorders that impact one’s ability in domains such as mathematical calculation, written or spoken language, movement coordination, or attention.

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Specific learning disability
Personality disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Drug addiction
Chronic Pain

Symptoms of SLD

Symptoms may include –

  • Difficulty in reading – inaccurate, slow, requiring more effort, or low comprehension,
  • Difficulty following or understanding instructions,
  • Difficulty with spelling, writing, or recall,
  • Difficulty or resistance to homework or activities related to reading, writing, and/or math,
  • Difficulty with numbers, calculation, or understanding the concept of time,
  • Losing or misplacing homework, school items, etc.,
  • Difficulty with interpreting or understanding non-verbal cues
  • Difficulty paying attention, organizing, or planning,
  • Showing emotional reactions such as anger outbursts or defiance regarding academic activities.

Types of SLD

There are several types of Specific Learning Disabilities such as –

  • Dyslexia – trouble understanding language.
  • Dyspraxia – motor skills and movement are affected.
  • Dyscalculia – difficulty in math.
  • Dysgraphia – written expression has difficulties.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) – impairment in the ability to identify, comprehend, as well as distinguish sounds.
  • Visual Processing Disorder (VPD) – trouble with visual information interpretation.
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD/ NVLD) – difficulties in visual-motor skills, visual-spatial skills, and interpreting non-verbal cues.
  • Apraxia of Speech – difficulty with making the accurate movements required for speaking.

Causes for SLD

There are various potential causes such as –

  • Genetics. Having a family member with SLD increases the risk.
  • Psychological trauma. Childhood abuse or other trauma can negatively impact the brain’s development.
  • Prenatal and neonatal risks. Premature birth, exposure to substances, low birth weight, etc. can increase the risk.
  • Physical injury. This can include a sudden physical injury, such as by accident, violence, etc.
  • Toxic environment exposure. Toxins such as lead can increase the risk of SLD.

Treatment for SLD

Medications (if required), psychotherapy, and special education are effective treatment options for SLD.
If you or your loved one has a Specific Learning Disability, help is available. Cadabam’s is the best hospital for Specific Learning disability treatment in Hyderabad. Reach out to us on our helpline number 9741476476.


Is SLD curable?

There is no cure for SLD, however, certain methods can help individuals improve their deficit skills.

Is it possible to have more than one learning disability?

Yes, it is possible for an individual to have more than one learning disability.

Can a child with SLD do well academically and occupationally?

With treatment, a child with SLD can improve their deficit skills and be able to do well academically and occupationally.

Is treatment necessary for SLD?

Professional treatment can help individual with SLD improve their writing, reading, or mathematical skills based on a tailor-made treatment plan.

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