Learning Challenges

By Team Prepmyskills

We see or recognise people who are physically or mentally specially-abled. However, there is a category of people whose limitations are in learning, which cannot be seen or even easily diagnosed. Some of them are listed below.


Dyscalculia is also called Math Dyslexia or Number Disorder. It is a learning disability that affects a person’s ability to learn number-related concepts and perform simple math calculations. People with dyscalculia usually have average intelligence and normal vision, making it hard to detect and cope. However, they often have problems telling time on an analog clock, remembering dates, navigating with directions, counting money, doing mental calculations, memorising multiplication tables or recognising patterns and sequences.  


Dysgraphia is a learning limitation characterised by difficulties in writing. It can manifest through illegible handwriting, poor spelling, difficulty putting thoughts on paper or inconsistent lettering. It is a neurological impairment affecting motor skills and cognition that can occur in children or adults due to trauma. Dysgraphia can only be detected when an individual writes or types but not when they read or speak.


Dyslexia affects the reading ability of an individual. It is the most common learning disability. They find it hard to comprehend words and text in general, but they don't have any problem using the exact words verbally. They find it challenging to match the letters with the sounds. This extends to reading, writing, memorising and spelling out the words. 

These limitations are not a sign of low intelligence, but there is no known cure. It is vital to support these hardworking individuals who battle invisible barriers every day without even being aware of it in many cases. They require patience and special learning methods.


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