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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceSpecial Education · 1 month ago

Is a learning disability the same thing as special needs? If not, what is the difference?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The term learning disability is used to identify specific issues that interfere with the learning process, such as attention disorders, for example. It should NOT be used interchangeably with "special needs", because it is NOT a special need.

    People who have "special needs" are people who have mental and physical problems that hinder their ability to learn as well as specific learning problems.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A learning disability is a special need. But I notice most people use the term learning disabled and special needs interchangeably if the person is school aged. It’s strange and leads to a lot of confusion for tutors and baby sitters. Imagine a parent telling you their child has a learning disability and you show up to tutor a student with severe autism?

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  • 1 month ago

    pink and violet

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  • 1 month ago

    it might be similar

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