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Is a learning disability a neurological disability or intellectual disability?

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  • bj_dj
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Learning disabilities can be a result of either, both or neither.  Disability can be labeled with other conditions. A learning disability is inadequacy of power mental, physical or emotional. If some condition is puts one at disadvantage or incapacity

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Neither one. Learning disabilities aren't developmental disabilities. They also are not neurological, the way Autism is. There are many people who actually question the validity of learning disabilities as a medical diagnosis, in fact. Having an LD doesn't qualify a person for protection under the ADA, the federal law designed to protect people with disabilities against discrimination. Autism or an ID does, but not LD.

    • jannsody
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      I believe that people with learning disability *might* be covered by the ADA of 1990.  Apparently, under the ADA, one may have a disability if one has a "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity."

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  • 2 months ago

    based on the US definition, a LD is something like dyslexia and is not an intellectual disability.  It is not emotional or behavioral

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  • 2 months ago

    neither … it's  emotional  or  behavioral  disability.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a neurological disability

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's normally a neurological issue.  People with learning disabilities can be very intelligent.

    An intellectual disability is another condition, such as Down Syndrome or other disorder that means the person has a lower than average intelligence.

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  • 2 months ago

    either or both depends on the condition? do you mean Autism?

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