Health Matters: Learning Disorder And Its Disabilities

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Updated June 15, 2014

learning disorderLearning disorders are sometimes called learning disabilities which show up as marked difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, and other abilities.

They affect the brain’s ability to receive process, store, respond to and communicate information.

Experts say, learning disorders are not caused by economic constraints or cultural differences, nor are they the result of lack of exposure to education.

Are learning disorders the same as intellectual disabilities, or what was known as mental retardation? How does one identify a learning disorder?

Let’s find out all about them today, with Dr. Motunrayo Oyelohunu, a Psychiatrist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.