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Disability Awareness

This topic guide is an introduction to disability awareness that includes resources for research and informal learning.

Learning Disorders

Some of the symptoms of learning disorders are

  • Difficulty telling right from left
  • Reversing letters, words, or numbers, after first or second grade
  • Difficulties recognizing patterns or sorting items by size or shape
  • Difficulty understanding and following instructions or staying organized
  • Difficulty remembering what was just said or what was just read
  • Lacking coordination when moving around
  • Difficulty doing tasks with the hands, like writing, cutting, or drawing
  • Difficulty understanding the concept of time


Patel, Shaan. (2023, April 28). Infographic: College accommodations for learning disabilities. CollegeXpress.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2022, July 26). Learning disorders in children. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.