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People with Learning Disabilities

The term learning disabilities refers to a range of disorders. One example of a learning disability is dyslexia, which affects how a person takes in or retains information. This disability may become apparent when the person has difficulty reading material or understanding the information you are providing.

People with learning disabilities just learn in a different way.


  • Be patient and allow extra time if needed. People with some learning disabilities may take a little longer to process information or to understand and respond.
  • Try to provide information in a way that works for your customer. For example, some people with learning disabilities find written words difficult to understand, while others may have problems with numbers and math.
  • Be willing to rephrase or explain something again in another way, if needed.