Back to Health A-Z. Whereas all individuals with LD have the capacity to be resilient in some cases e. Many people with LD and ADD have specific sensitivities to their environment such as certain fabrics they cannot wear, foods they cannot tolerate, etc. For example, Thomas West, writer of "The Minds Eye", not only gives a thorough explanation of Winston Churchill's learning disability, but also describes his sensitive nature. Read more about caring for children with complex needs. Sadly, these fears often develop after the individual has been routinely ridiculed by teachers, classmates or even family members. In each case, there is a high probability that the source of the problem s is the underlying dynamics of the learning disability:
Oftentimes, students with learning disabilities are "written off" as individuals who have limited potential, leaving a guarded prognosis for adjustment to adulthood.
Characteristics of Adults with Specific Learning Disabilities
They may also fear that their social skill deficits will preclude them from building meaningful relationships with others and may lead to social rejection. Many adults struggle openly with learning disabilities, informing family, friends and employers, and taking steps to address and manage their condition. In reality, many individuals with learning disabilities have a higher than average IQ, they just process information in a different way. Every individual with a learning disability will experience a unique set and severity of symptoms which can make diagnosing a condition difficult. They yearn for independence, love, and acknowledgement.