A learning disability (LD) is a lifelong, brain-based difficulty that affects people with average (or better) thinking abilities. It interferes with how someone understands, remembers, and/or uses specific types of information, which can influence their ability to read, perform math, and/or use oral and written language. An LD can also cause difficulty with skills like organization, time management, and social communication and create challenges on the job when a work task requires the use of these skills.
Appropriate accommodations and supports for learning disabilities can allow someone to demonstrate their knowledge effectively and reduce performance barriers. Still, many adults may be unaware that a learning disability is the cause of their struggle. The Learning Disability Online Risk Indicator (LDORI) provides a fast, easy method to determine whether someone is at risk of having a learning disability and to ensure they receive suitable diagnostic services and support.