The condition in which children face problems in learning academic skills of reading, writing and mathematics even if they have average to above average intelligence. They do not have any physical, psychological, emotional or intellectual disability.
The difficulty in use of languages such as in reading and comprehension is known as dyslexia. Writing problems such as messy handwriting and incomplete work is known as dysgraphia. Whereas difficulty in solving sums on paper due to confusion in understanding mathematical signs, or remembering tables and formulae is known as dyscalculia.
This condition may accompany attention deficit hyperactivity means children cannot sit at one place.
As a result, academic performance is lower than actual ability.
In India more than 2 crores children fall in this category.