Types of LD

Learning Disabilities take so many forms, and vary in intensity so much, that it is not simple to list them all, but there are some broad categories which they all fall into:

LDs that Affect Organization & Focus:
A series of executive functions allow us to do things like plan, predict, organize and focus. LDs that interfere with these things can interfere with how we manage our lives and physical space. ADHD, which does affect executive functions, is coming to be seen as an LD because of this.

LDs that Affect Social Life:
We learn how to be socially successfully, even though we don’t notice that we’re learning. So LDs that make it difficult to interpret facial expressions, body language, or tones of voice can have a real impact on a person’s social life.

LDs that Affect Physical Interaction with the World:
Again, without knowing, we are constantly receiving information about our surroundings and about our bodies: our balance, coordination and movement are all based on this information. So an LD that interferes with how we understand that information can cause a person to be uncoordinated or “clumsy.”

LDs that Affect Academics:
Difficulties with spelling, reading, listening, focusing, remembering and writing can all have an impact on all areas of school-subjects.

About LDAS

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all individuals with Learning Disabilities in reaching their potential, within a community that values their unique contributions and abilities.

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July 13, 2020

Taking Charge of ADHD 4th Edition is the newest book written by Dr. Russell Barkley.  This book guides parents through a variety of topics including: understanding why kids with ADHD act the way they do, to getting an accurate diagnosis and restoring harmony at home.    Want to learn more about the author check out his Find out more!


July 10, 2020

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury hosts Let’s Talk Science sessions every Thursday at 11:00 a.m.This week we learned about colour and made our very own rainbows. Next session we are discovering sound and we will make a pan flute out of common household items. Come join the fun!  Register today at resource@ldasudbury.ca.    


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