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A learning disability is a hidden disability.

Usually, there are no outward signs of a specific learning disability. Learning disabilities involve difficulties with processing written, spoken, and/or visual information in the brain; processes that are not visible without sophisticated brain imaging techniques. These differences in brain processing make learning difficult and often result in severe discrepancies between intellectual ability and achievement. Since students with learning disabilities have average or above average intelligence, an untrained observer may simply conclude that the individual is "lazy" or "not trying hard enough" when their academic performance does not meet expectations.

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