What is another word for learning disability?

Pronunciation: [lˈɜːnɪŋ dˌɪsɐbˈɪlətˌi] (IPA)

Learning disability is a term used to describe difficulties people may have with acquiring certain skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics. In recent years, there has been an evolving understanding of this condition, and as a result, many possible alternatives have been proposed. Some individuals prefer terms like neurodiverse, learning difference, or learning challenge. These alternatives help to shift the focus from inadequacy to acceptance and empowerment. Moving away from the term 'disability' can reduce stigma and promote self-advocacy. While some may still prefer the term 'learning disability,' it's essential to be respectful and considerate and allow individuals to describe themselves in a way that feels authentic and empowering.

What are the hypernyms for Learning disability?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Learning disability?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for learning disability (as nouns)

Famous quotes with Learning disability

  • Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
    Christopher Eccleston
  • I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
    Andrew Greeley
  • So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
    Robert Sternberg
  • The term "learning disability" has appeal because it implies a specific neurological condition for which no one can be held particularly responsible, and yet it escapes the stigma of mental retardation. There is no implication of neglect, emotional disturbance, or improper training or education, nor does it imply a lack of motivation on the part of the child. For these cosmetic reasons, it is a rather nice term to have around.
    U. S. Government Study On The Labeling Of Children

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