A. What are specific learning disabilities?

Specific learning disabilities are neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by persistent difficulty with academic tasks such as reading, writing, and mathematics. These difficulties do not have any relationship with the intellectual abilities of the child. Children with specific learning disabilities find it hard to keep up with children their own age in certain academic subjects but may excel in other subjects. There are three main types of specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Dyslexia is impairment in reading ability, dysgraphia is impairment in writing and dyscalculia is impairment in mathematics. It is possible that the child may have one of the types or more.