Re: what causes learning disabilities
There are many theories about what causes learning disabilites. I am a teacher of students with Learning Disabilities and I always ask the parents a few questions when a student first comes to me.
Sometimes it is heriditary, not unusal to find a parent or grandparent with a learning disability.
Sometimes is can be a trauma while the mother is pregnant ( mild or more severe- ) or an illness during pregnancy. This can be emotional or physical.
Sometimes is can occured at birth depending on how the birth process went, Some underwieght babies have more disabilites later on in school.
It can emotional if a child is shut down , traumatize, or psychologically affected.
Most times it is unknown.
One of the reasons we do not know that much about it is because the government has not put that much effort into research and has not made an effort to find the causes. There are studies, but not enough to help with many people.
Learning Disabilities can be overcome and/or compensated in other ways through various strengths the individual has. I have seen many of my ex-students grow up into productive adults. Alot of it has to do with parental support and the individual's own inner self-esteem and belief system.