Question: Is learning difficulties a mental illness?

Answer: No, a Learning Disability is not a mental illness. Learning Disabilities are neurologically-based. They result from “faulty wiring” in specific areas of the brain.

Are learning difficulties a mental health issue?

A learning disability is not a mental health problem. But people with learning disabilities may also experience mental health problems.

Is a learning disability a disorder?

A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a persons brain is wired. Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers.

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