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Understanding a Day in Their Life

As a parent, relative or friend of someone with a learning difference, it can be difficult to truly understand the daily struggles they face. What would it be like to spend a day walking in their shoes? School, social and emotional situations and behavior are all aspects that can be difficult for them to navigate.

Below you’ll find links to resources from Understood that will take you through a day in the life of a child with slow processing speed, executive functioning issues, dyslexia, ADHD, sensory processing issues and dyscalculia.

A Day in the Life of a Child With…

Kids with slow processing speed have a slower response time to the information their brains take in. That can make it hard to finish tasks like homework. Slow processing speed can also affect kids socially and emotionally. Click below to go through their daily life:


Some kids have a really tough time getting organized and starting tasks. Planning, focusing and using working memory can be big challenges too. Click below to go through their daily life:


With dyslexia, every class can be a struggle because they all involve some aspect of reading and spelling. Dyslexia is also connected to some social, emotional and behavioral issues. Click below to see how dyslexia can affect a high-schooler’s daily life:

Some kids with ADHD have trouble with attention. Some have trouble with hyperactivity and impulsivity. But most kids with ADHD have trouble with both. Click below to go through their daily life:

For kids with sensory processing issues, even the most basic daily routines can be tricky. Click below to See how sensory processing issues can affect a grade-schooler’s daily life:


Forget algebra and geometry. For teenagers with dyscalculia, even basic arithmetic can be a struggle. Click below to see how trouble with number concepts and quantities can affect a high-schooler’s daily life:



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