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invisible disabilities are hidden neurological conditions that present
significant challenges to learning, interacting with others, regulating mood and
thinking patterns and to otherwise experiencing a fulfilling lifestyle.
People with learning disabilities generally have average to above average intelligence with large discrepancies between their abilities and specific areas of difficulty. The affects of learning disabilities may be mild, moderate or severe. "Learning disability" is a generic term encompassing a wide range of learning and/or social difficulties. Such difficulties may include one or more of the following areas:
- understanding, remembering or producing language (e.g. speaking, writing, reading, listening, spelling)
- motor co-ordination
- noticing and remembering social information
- emotional maturation
- processing information
- organization of things, time and/or space
Attention Deficit Disorder is a biologically based condition causing a persistent pattern of difficulties resulting in one or more of the the following behaviors:
People with mental illness have a biological condition affecting the way they think, feel and/or perceive the world around them.
A mild form of autism characterized by impairment in social interaction, development of restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. These characteristics adversely affect social and occupational functioning.
Mild Brain injury is damage done to the brain, which may result in impaired cognitive abilities and/or physical functioning.
Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cells of the brain from time to time release abnormal electrical impulses. These cause a temporary malfunction of the other nerve cells of the brain, resulting in alteration of, or complete loss of consciousness.
Tourette's Syndrome (TS) is a neurological or neuro-chemical disorder characterized by tics involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way.