October 14, 2022

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.