Attention deficit and
hyperactivity disorder - a disorder which affects the brains
ability to concentrate.
What is a learning
Let's start by saying what it's not - it's not
low intelligence, stupidity or laziness. And it's not the
result of cultural differences, economic disadvantage or
environmental influences. It is a specific
problem in the brain that affects the way a person processes and
responds to information.
For instance, a child
who is bright, active and of normal intelligence, may be able to tell a
story, but may not be able to read or perhaps, write it down in any
ADHD occurs in people
of normal intelligence, yet their ability to concentrate and control
their behavior is limited.
Learning disability is
not a disorder in itself - it is a term used to describe a range of
disorders that affect a person's abilities in reading, writing, math,
listening and speaking.
A learning disability
is like an island of inability - it's just one part that's not working
right or needs a different kind of attention.