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Disease Specific Learning Disorder

Name Specific Learning Disorder
Synonyms Disorder, Specific Learning | Learning Disorder, Specific | Learning Disorders, Specific | Specific Learning Disorders
Definition Diagnosed when there are specific deficits in an individual’s ability to perceive or process information efficiently and accurately. This disorder first manifests during the years of formal schooling and is characterized by persistent and impairing difficulties with learning foundational academic skills in reading, writing, and/or math. The individual’s performance of the affected academic skills is well below average for age, or acceptable performance levels are achieved only with extraordinary effort. Specific learning disorder may occur in individuals identified as intellectually gifted and manifest only when the learning demands or assessment procedures (e.g., timed tests) pose barriers that cannot be overcome by their innate intelligence and compensatory strategies. For all individuals, specific learning disorder can produce lifelong impairments in activities dependent on the skills, including occupational performance. (from DSM-V)
Categories Mental disorder
MeSH® ID D000067559

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DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurodevelopmental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Learning Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Specific Learning Disorder

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