Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as someone who isn't affected by learning disabilities. Certain kinds of learning disabilities can interfere with a person's ability to concentrate or focus and can cause someone's mind to wander too much. Other learning disabilities can make it difficult for a student to read, write, spell, or solve math problems.
Learning disabilities usually first appear when a person has difficulty speaking, reading, writing, solving a math problem, communicating with a parent, or paying attention in class.
However, parents, don't panic. The quicker you detect such things, the better. Early detection can enable your child to overcome barriers towards their growth. Kids with such conditions have gone onto becoming very successful in life also.
Here are three factors that could have lead to a learning disability:
Genetic influences. Experts have noticed that learning disabilities tend to run in families and they think that heredity could play a role. However, researchers are still debating whether learning disabilities are, in fact, genetic, or if they show up in families because kids learn from their parents.
Brain development. Some experts think that learning disabilities can be traced to brain development, both before and after birth. For this reason, problems such as low birth weight, lack of oxygen, or premature birth may have something to do with learning disabilities. Young children that receive head injuries may also be at risk of developing learning disabilities.
Environmental impacts. Infants and young kids are susceptible to environmental toxins (poisons). For example, you may have heard how lead is thought to contribute to learning disabilities. Poor nutrition early in life also may lead to learning disabilities later in life.