The BC Ministry of Education defines a learning disability as:
Learning Disabilities refers to a number of disorders that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or non-verbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning. As such, learning disabilities are distinct from global intellectual impairments. Learning disabilities result from one or more impairments in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering or learning. These include, but are not limited to: language processing, phonological processing, visual spatial processing, processing speed, memory and attention, and executive functions (e.g. planning and decision making) Learning disabilities may also involve difficulties with organizational skills, social skills, social perception, social interaction and perspective taking.
- Quoted from the B.C. Ministry of Education, Special Education Services: A Manuel of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines 2010, p.46
James Cameron School shares the Ministry’s definition of a Learning Disability. However, we also intimately understand what it means to experience life with a learning disability. Many of our staff and board members have experienced first-hand what it means to live with learning disabilities.