On today's show, Adrian and Ethan discuss the millions of American school children that struggle with learning disabilities.
October is Learning Disability Awareness Month
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where people pay particular attention to children and adults with learning disabilities. October was originally designated in the United States as LD Month in 1985 through a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan.
Learning disability is a term used to describe a range of learning and thinking differences that can affect the way the brain takes in, uses, stores, and sends out information. The most common Learning Disabilities are Dyslexia, a language based learning disability; Dysgraphia, a writing disability; Dyscalculia, a disability that affects the brain's ability to process and understand the meaning of numbers; and attention and ADHD issues.
Often, learning differences do not become obvious until a child reaches school age. Even then, difficulties may be subtle and hard to recognize.