Learning disabilities are sometimes referred to as learning difficulties or learning disorders, but generally learning disabilities involve a number of disorders where the person will have a difficulty in learning new skills, concepts and materials. There are yet-to-be discovered factors that affect the brain and its function to decipher information upon input.
Various types of skills can cause trouble for people with learning disabilities and if they are presented with certain tasks they have not been previously taught how to perform, they will have a difficulty carrying out the task in hand. Some forms of learning disability are incurable, but other forms can be triumphed by intervention.
Those with learning disabilities also have their academic skills affected. Simple everyday tasks, like listening, talking, and reading and writing as well as general math calculations, become difficult for a person who is having problems with learning difficulties.
Do you or someone who know (perhaps a child or grandchild) have a learning disability? Help may be available sooner than you think. You might qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.
Learning disabilities are mainly hereditary and can run in the family, though not every family member will end up having a learning disability. Problems during pregnancy and childbirth may also lead to a higher irks of someone being born with a learning disability. During pregnancy, the brain is still developing and any injury or illness that the mother contracts can be passed to the unborn child resulting in learning disabilities in later life.
Others may develop learning disabilities anywhere from early childhood to young adulthood, due to lack of neural or psychosocial development, stimulation, poor instruction, or learning from techniques that are not developed with that individual in mind. Some of these learning disabilities can be corrected through proper instruction, therapy and practice.
Possible symptoms for a patient suffering from learning disabilities include:
- Inability to learn new tasks and adapt
- Lower IQ ranking than the general population
- May have a variant of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Easily short-tempered and frustrated when challenged to perform certain tasks
- Speech problems
- Difficulty in picking up everyday tasks and jobs (some may have a problem washing dishes or dressing themselves)
Disability Tax Credits for Learning Disabilities
Do you suffer from a learning disability or have a family member who does? You may be eligible for thousands of dollars in disability tax credits and benefits under the categories or mental functions, speaking and possibly others. Contact us today to discuss your case. A free consultation is just a call away!