Learning Disorders - Causes
The brain is divided into various sections that control different behaviors. Some parts of the brain control the ability to speak; others, the ability to understand the spoken word or to recognize what words and numbers mean. In people with learning disorders, one or more of these sections may not function normally.
Some learning disorders may be inherited. Children from families with a history of learning disorders are more likely to develop disorders themselves.
Learning disorders can also be caused by medical conditions. For example, a blow to the head or a brain infection can damage certain parts of the brain, leading to a learning disorder.