ABOUT US 

 

The Mission of LDA of Kentucky is to improve outcomes for children and adults in the learning disability community through support and advocacy.

CONTACT  INFO:

LDA of Kentucky

2210 Goldsmith Lane #118
Louisville, KY 40218

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Office: (502) 473-1256

Email: LDAofKY@yahoo.com

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DEFINING A LEARNING DISABILITY

The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc. strives to educate all people about what a learning disability is. Below we have defined the characteristics of what is a learning disability, versus what is not.

WHAT IS A LEARNING DISABILITY?
  • Learning disability is not a generic term for having a “special need” in school, even though it is often used that way. 

  • A learning disability is a permanent disorder which affects the way individuals with normal or often above average intelligence acquire, retain, and express information.

  • There difficulties in processing information can significantly interfere with academic and/or social development.

  • Learning disabilities are usually recognized as a difficulty in one or more of these areas: reading, comprehension, spelling, written expression, handwriting, mathematics, oral expression, and/or problem solving.

  • A person with learning disabilities may also have perceptual difficulties. It is important to remember that no two people with learning disabilities have the same profile of strengths and weaknesses.

  • Learning disabilities are often not consistent. While the disability does not ever go away, it might well manifest itself more strongly in certain settings and/or academic areas. For instance, a student might have troubles in grade school that seem to disappear in high school and then return in college. A person with a learning disability might also find that his/her disability is restricted to one area, like math or foreign languages.

WHAT IS NOT A LEARNING DISABILITY?

A learning disability is NOT:

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Sensory Impairment (vision or hearing loss)

  • An intellectual disability (mental retardation)

  •  Social or emotional disturbance