Students with learning disabilities have diverse, complex and sometimes interrelated difficulties. These difficulties can be hidden or subtle and affect their learning across their lifespan.
While there is great variability among students with learning disabilities, they are generally described as individuals who have difficulties processing information and who experience unexpected difficulties in academic areas.
These students exhibit strength and success in other learning and processing areas. Learning disabilities are life-long and may be affected by the demands of the environment, so that their impact varies as students grow.