Self-Advocacy Society of Persons with Learning Disabilities Selangor & Kuala Lumpur

"Given the Right and Opportunity, persons with Learning Disabilities can be empowered & enabled to contribute in an inclusive society"

Learning Disabilities
What is Learning Disabilities?

Learning Disabilities is a condition that significantly hinders a person from learning basic skills or information at the same rate as most people of the same age.

Learning disabilities typically affect six general areas:
  1. Spoken language: delays, disorders, and deviations in listening and speaking.
  2. Written language: difficulties with reading, writing and spelling.
  3. Arithmetic: difficulty in performing arithmetic operations or in understanding basic concepts.
  4. Reasoning: difficulty in organizing and integrating thoughts.
  5. Memory: difficulty in remembering information and instructions.
  6. Social Skills: difficulty in interacting and integrating with others

People with Learning Disabilities may include persons with the following diagnosis:
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Cerebral Palsy (some persons with Cerebral Palsy have learning disabilities)
  • Specific Learning Disabilities:
    • Dyslexia – difficulties in reading and writing
    • Dyscalculia – difficulties with mathematics
    • Dysgraphia – difficulties in handwriting, graphing, punctuation… 
    • Dyspraxia – difficulties in motor skills, speech

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