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Children with learning disabilities or difficulties have processing problems that can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing, or math. They can also interfere with higher level skills such
as organization, time planning, and abstract reasoning.


“Learning Disabilities” is an “umbrella” term describing a number of other, more specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia. 


In general, people with learning disabilities are of average or above average intelligence. There often appears to be a gap between the individual’s potential and actual achievement.


This is why learning disabilities are referred to as “hidden disabilities”. The person looks perfectly “normal” and seems to be a very bright and intelligent person, yet may be unable to demonstrate the skill level expected from someone of a similar age.


With proper support and intervention, people with learning disabilities can achieve success in school, at work, in
relationships, and in the community.


Music can be used as mnemonic device to teach specific academic information such as a phone number, address, and other factual information.


The inherent structure of music provides predictability, is motivating and captivating, which often results in increased compliance and on-task behavior. 


Music can also be used to practice and discriminate between sounds, aid in the development of receptive and expressive speech and language skills, improve choice making, communicateing information and develop an understanding of patterns of language. 


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