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Diversity and Inclusion

Sullivan University Library Resources - Accessibility and Learning Differences

Thinking Differently
Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get and Stay Hired
Disability As Diversity in Higher Education
College Students with ADHD
Academic Ableism
Overcoming distractions
Bipolar, not so much
On your own
The Warner Boys

Types of Learning Disabilities

Types of Learning Disabilities:child looking at notebook

  • Dyscalculia: A disability the interferes with a person's ability to understand numbers or math facts.

  • Dysgraphia: A disability that affects a person's ability to do fine motor skills, such as handwriting.

  • Dyslexia: A disability that affects a person's ability to read and related language-based processing skills.

  • Oral/Written language disorder and Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit: Learning disabilities that affect a person's ability to understand what they read or of spoken language. The ability to express themselves by speaking may also be impacted.

  • Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: Individuals with this disability often have trouble interpreting nonverbal cues such as facial expression, body language, etc.

Related disorders that are not technically classified as learning disabilities, but are often present with learning disabilites: ADHD, dyspraxia, and disorders of executive function.

Go to Learning Disabilities Association of America for more information. 

Learning Differences Information and Links