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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can be difficult to define. How these disorders are classified isn't as important as recognizing that each one can seriously interfere with a youngster's ability to learn. All learning impairments share one thing in common: deviations in processing in one or more locations of the brain.

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Your Right to Special Services

Once a learning problem is suspected, ask your child's school staff about the free, special educational services. Public school systems must make special services available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.