FAQ: Does having a learning disability mean that I or my child will always have a tough time with life and learning?
Not necessarily! Having a learning disability does not equal unintelligent or unable to learn. Just look up how many famous people – actors, entrepreneurs, etc. – there are who have dyslexia or other learning issues! Actually, most people with learning differences are at or above average intelligence. Generally, if given a chance, they excel at creativity and lead normal, often highly productive lives once they leave behind formal education. Most just need the understanding that they learn differently and different isn’t wrong, it’s just different! Once given the proper tools of learning how to learn, people with learning differences can excel. Having a learning disability or disorder means that the process of learning is harder than it should be for a student, not that they cannot learn. Educational therapy can help that process of learning to become easier.