Definitions of a Learning Disability
There are many current definitions and labels for the same thought process and list of symptoms. In Canada and the United States we use the term learning disability, while in the United Kingdom they use the terms dyslexia or specific learning disabilities.
The definitions below summarize dyslexia as problems with processing visual or auditory information, with holding that information in working memory and with kinaesthetic awareness, co-ordination and automaticity. These can affect academic progress across a variety of subjects.