Definitions for "Specific Learning Disability"
Since Learning Disabilities is a broad term encompassing many different disabilities, this term is used when only one area of academics is affected.
A disorder that impacts a person's ability to interpret what they see and hear and/or link information from different parts of the brain in learning tasks. These difficulties are not caused by mental retardation or known physical problems. Specific areas can include, but are not limited to such areas as difficulty reading, writing, or math.
A disability which involves a severe discrepancy between intellectual ability and academic achievement due to a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes and is not primarily the result of visual, hearing or motor disabilities, mental retardation or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.