Objective: What are some (at least 4) examples of learning and or memory disorders? Which disorder do you think is most prevalent?
Learning disabilities can hinder most of achieving their highest potential. Learning disabilities are caused by a different brain structure and the difference is how the brain processes the information. Learning disorders may affect one’s ability to speak, read, write, and or compute basic math. There are several different types of learning disorders, for example, there is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. Most typically know ADHD which is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder in which inattentiveness and over activity is present.
Dyslexia is a developmental reading disability in which it results to the inability to process graphic symbols. (dyslexia.2003). Dyscalculia is a learning disorder in which one has a hard time with mathematics and the inability to understand new concepts and possibly simple math. Dysgraphia is another learning disorder that involves trouble with expressing thoughts in writing and usually relates to poor handwriting and trouble with spacing words.
I believe that all the disorders are extremely prevalent, however I believe that ADHD is the most prevalent. ADHD seems to be the most occurring and accepted disorder that the economy is structurally sound with. Whereas the others are just as important but not as popular. ADHD is the most diagnosed disorder in children which to me makes it the most prevalent. (Mattox, MSW & Harder, MSW, PhD, 2007). This disorder makes it hard for children to pay attention in school and slowly let grades slip. I think that this is definitely something we as a country need to pay attention to. However I also believe that ADHD is also overly diagnosed. This is a disorder that affects everything not just with learning. ADHD will affect social, academic, and emotional capabilities. (Mattox, MSW & Harder, MSW, PhD, 2007). ADHD is definitely something that will affect many Americans and hopefully we will have learned to cope and have ways of helping others with ADHD.
In conclusion, Learning disorders may affect one’s ability to speak, read, write, and or compute basic math. There are several different types of learning disorders, for example, there is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. ADHD and Dyslexia I believe are the most prevalent. due to both being commonly accepted and ADHD is the most occurring in children.
Mattox, MSW, R., & Harder, MSW, PhD, J. (2007, April). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Diverse Populations. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 24(2), 196.
dyslexia. (2003). In Webster’s New World™ Medical Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/webstermed/dyslexia