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Office of the Disabled
Disability Categories - Learning 

North 7th Street, 5th Floor
Phone: 913-573-5221
TDD# 913-573-5681 

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please call in advance to save yourself potential wait time.  

Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, communicate, respond to and/or store information. These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as someone who isn't affected by learning disabilities.   

Types of LD's 

  Effects of LD's 




  • ADD  
  • ADHD  
  • Auditory/Visual Processing  
  • Dyslexia  
  • Dyscalculia  
  • Dysgraphia  
  • Dyspraxia  
  • Nonverbal  
  • Child Reading a book         

    • Listening  
    • Speaking   
    • Reading   
    • Writing    
    • Spelling   
    • Reasoning   
    • Mathematics   

    LD is not the same thing as mental retardation or autism. People with LD are of average or above-average intelligence and do not have any major sensory problems such as blindness or hearing impairment or cognitive challenges like mental retardation. Still, they may struggle to keep up with people of the same age in acquiring basic academic skills and in daily functioning. These skills are essential for success in school, work, and life.   



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