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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April 14, 2020

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is launching Let’s Talk Tuesdays. This forum is open to parents of children with learning disabilities. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom to share information, get resources, work through challenges and celebrate successes. Sessions will start on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. To register email Wendy at Find out more!


March 25, 2020

Our office in Lockerby Composite School remains closed as directed by the Ford government. But we will continue to support our families by email or we can also set up virtually to connect with parents. We will be posting additional information as it becomes available to us. If you are looking for ideas to keep Find out more!


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