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Old 05-09-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: whats the difference between ADHD and LD?

ADHD is Attention Deficit Disorder, which is the term used to describe hyperactivity. It generally is related to behavior problems, but can effect learning as well because it effects concentration. LD is the abbreviation for Learning Disability. That can be any one of a number of disabilities which make it difficult to learn something, such as dyslexia or a processing disorder. Almost always a person with a learning disability has average to above average intelligence, but something in the brain makes it difficult to learn certain types of skills. They can involve reading, math, fine motor or large motor skill problems, etc.

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