Here's an example of using a strength to compensate and accommodate a child with an LD affecting her reading and comprehension

Learning disabilities are a life-long condition. They do not go away but can be coped with successfully by using areas of strength to compensate and accommodations such as technology.

For example, a child could have an LD that affected her reading and understanding. She knows how to read, but the process of decoding the words and sentences takes so much effort, resulting in her comprehending little of what she's read. 

This child has learned that she can adapt by recording lessons to listen to later, and listens to audio-books on tape and CD. She has compensated by using her strong listening skills.

A person's individual pattern of learning abilities needs to be understood in order to effectively implement strategies for compensation, as LDs and their effects can be quite different from person to person. 


Learning Disabilities, or LDs, affect one or more of the ways that a person takes in, stores, or uses information. 

LDs come in many forms and affect people with varying levels of severity. Between 5 and 10 percent of Canadians have LDs.

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